Tradition & Diversity: Christianity in a World Context to 1500

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - 569
A primary source reader of 100 selections that addresses medieval Christendom in the context of world history. It combines the traditional material (from medieval church hierarchical and theological documents) with the newer material of cultural studies -- diversity within European Christianity (women mystics, heretics, and popular religion), and diversity without (non-European Christianity and relations with Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism). Each chapter offers
-- a central theme and a chapter-ending essay that ties together the readings;
-- five topics section;
-- introductory material for each reading, including the selection's provenance, authorship, and historical context.
 

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Foreword by Kevin Reilly xiii
4
Conflict and Assimilation
27
Defining Heresy
52
The Body and Resurrection
73
IN LATE ANTIQUITY circa 350750
99
Monks Relics and Icons
129
Adaptations of Christianity Outside the Roman World
160
Christian Acculturation in Western Europe
184
Faith and Reason
350
Bernard of Clairvaux and Hildegard
369
NEW PATHS OF ORDER AND PROPHECY
385
Heretics Inquisitors and Other Radicals
412
Story and Poetry
430
Missions and Dialogue
457
THE LATE MIDDLEAGES
475
Late Medieval Spirituality
491

PART3 CHRISTIAN SOCIETY
213
Christian Education and Theology
238
Christian Practice and Literature
255
Christian Diversity and Accommodation
283
THE SPIRIT OF ORDER AND PROPHECY
303
Views of the Crusades
333
Ritual Drama and Story
510
CrossCultural Contact
531
Recommended Readings
555
Index
561
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