The Devil, Heresy and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Jefferey B. Russell

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Alberto Ferreiro, Jeffrey Burton Russell
BRILL, 1998 - History - 388 pages
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The study of heresy and heterodoxy and of belief in magic, witchcraft and the devil has in the past 25 years made significant advances in our understanding of art and iconography, ideas, mentality and belief, and ordinary life and popular imagination in the patristic and medieval periods. At the forefront of research into this aspect of medieval intellectual history has been Jeffrey B. Russell, whose numerous books and articles have opened important new paths in the field. To mark his retirement 17 established and emerging scholars from Europe and North America - historians of art, the church, religions, and ideas - have contributed papers on the many areas which Russell has influenced. Topics dealt with include elves, the Christians apocrypha, mysticism, sexuality, heresies and heresiologies, apocalyptic tracts, astrology, hell, and other Christian encounters with non-believers. These essays are offered as tribute to the deep impact that Russel has had on medieval studies. Contributors include: Alan Bernstein, Richard Emmerson, Alberto Ferreiro, Neil Forsyth, Abraham Friessen, Karen Jolly, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Richard Kieckhefer, Beverly M. Kienzle, Garry Macy, Bernard McGinn, Edward Peters, Cheryl Rigs, Larry J. Simon, Laura Smoller, Catherine B. Tkacz, and John Tolan.
 

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Contents

Elves in the Psalms? The Experience of Evil from
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Plates 116
45
Anxiety Over Child Victims
91
Teaching and Preaching Confession
111
Mysticism and Medieval Cosmologies
149
Astrology
211
Making a Heaven of Hell a Hell of Heaven
241
Denouncement of TwelfthCentury
259
Due and Undue Process
279
Language as Sign of Evil
305
Heaven and Fallen Angels in Old English
327
Peter the Venerable on the Diabolical Heresy of
345
Nicolas Eymeric and the Condemnation of Orthodoxy
369
Index
383
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Alberto Ferreiro, is Professor of European History at Seattle Pacific University. He has previously published some 30 articles in Early Christianity and Medieval Studies in prestigous journals such as "Vigiliae Christianae," "Journal of Ecclesiastical History," "Revue des etudes Augustiniennae," "Journal of Medieval History," "Peritia," "Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie and Epigraphik" among others and in many Actas of congresses.

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