Law and Theology in the Middle Ages

Author: G.R. Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134526156
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An unrivalled introduction to a fascinating subject, Law and Theology in the Middle Ages explores the relationship between law and theology in medieval Europe. Focusing on legal and theological responses to justice, mercy, fairness, and sin, this text examines the tension between ecclesiastical and secular authority in medieval Europe, illustrating areas of dispute in a clear and accessible way.

Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812221060
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In the popular imagination, the Middle Ages are often associated with lawlessness. However, historians have long recognized that medieval culture was characterized by an enormous respect for law and legal procedure. This book makes the case that one cannot understand the era's cultural trends without considering the profound development of law.

Medicine and the Law in the Middle Ages

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004269118
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The scholarly collection of Medicine and the Law in the Middle Ages examines connections between doctors, lawyers, laws, regulations, professionalization, administration, literature, hagiography and health from an international perspective.

From Learning to Love

Author: Tristan Sharp
Publisher: Papers in Mediaeval Studies
ISBN: 9780888448293
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The essays in this volume show how the teaching of law and theology in the medieval schools was part of a pastoral project to foster a just Christian society and to lead souls to contemplation of God. With subjects ranging from scholastic debates about divine simplicity to disputes between parishioners over their reputations, these studies take us across Europe, from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, although the heart of the volume covers England and northern France in the decades around 1200. The collection reveals a culture with many threads of mutual influence connecting the learning of the schools, the administration of the Church, the perspectives of professionals in law and theology, and the stories, practices, and devotion of the laity. The first section of the volume considers medieval masters and examines both their subjects of intellectual inquiry and their pedagogical methods, as reflected in the particular textual and manuscript practices developed in the schools. The second section considers how clerics applied learning acquired in the schools in their roles as pastors, judges, and administrators. The final section gathers essays on those aspects of religious culture manifested in popular piety, liturgy, and hagiography. Diverse in methods and scope, these essays nevertheless share a common aim: to honour the remarkable scholarly achievement of Joseph Ward Goering. Although best known for his work on scholastic theology and pastoralia, his interests have ranged from hagiography to visual culture, and this volume reflects the interdisciplinary breadth and coherence of his work. This book presents original studies from many fields, including history, law, language and literature, theology, philosophy, and musicology, along with some editions of hitherto unpublished texts, as a tribute to Joe?s role as a beloved mentor to medievalists from many disciplines.

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

Author: Philip L. Reynolds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316790908
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Among the contributions of the medieval church to western culture was the idea that marriage was one of the seven sacraments, which defined the role of married folk in the church. Although it had ancient roots, this new way of regarding marriage raised many problems, to which scholastic theologians applied all their ingenuity. By the late Middle Ages, the doctrine was fully established in Christian thought and practice but not yet as dogma. In the sixteenth century, with the entire Catholic teaching on marriage and celibacy and its associated law and jurisdiction under attack by the Protestant reformers, the Council of Trent defined the doctrine as a dogma of faith for the first time but made major changes to it. Rather than focusing on a particular aspect of intellectual and institutional developments, this book examines them in depth and in detail from their ancient precedents to the Council of Trent.

Aliens in Medieval Law

Author: Keechang Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521800853
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Originally published in 2000, this original reinterpretation of the legal status of foreigners in medieval England boldly rejects the canonical view which has for centuries dominated the imagination of historians and laymen alike. Keechang Kim proposes an understanding of the genesis of the modern legal regime and the important distinction between citizens and non-citizens. Making full use of medieval and early modern sources, Kim offers a compelling argument that the late medieval changes in legal treatment of foreigners are vital to an understanding of the shift of focus from status to the State, and that the historical foundation of the modern state system should be sought in this shift of outlook. The book contains a re-evaluation of the legal aspects of feudalism, examining, in particular, how the feudal legal arguments were transformed by the political theology of the Middle Ages to become the basis of the modern legal outlook.

A Companion to the Eucharist in the Middle Ages

Author: Ian Levy
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004201416
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This volume presents the medieval Eucharist in all its glory combining introductory essays on the liturgy, art, theology, architecture, devotion and theology from the early, high and late medieval periods.

First Christian Theologians

Author: G. R. Evans
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631231882
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The First Christian Theologians offers a comprehensive introduction to the theology of the early Church through an accessible and lively examination of the major individual theologians of the time. Provides a comprehensive, single-volume introduction to the theology of the early Church. Features an accessible and lively examination of the major individual theologians from the first five centuries. Explores how Christian theology came into being – including detailed coverage of the Scriptural canon, preaching, heresies, and the role of ecumenical councils. Includes an international list of leading contributors. Edited by a leading academic in the field, with a reputation for producing first-rate, accessible books.

Law and Criminality in the Middle Ages

Author: Onyoo Elizabeth Kim
Publisher: The Hermit Kingdom Press
ISBN: 9781596890688
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LAW AND CRIMINALITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES: ACADEMIC ESSAYS by Professor Onyoo Elizabeth Kim of Handong University in Korea is an academic feat in legal studies. Trained by America's best medieval canon lawyers and having had extensive medieval law research experience in Europe, Professor Kim delivers a book on the Law of the Middle Ages that is relevant for today's legal, scholarly, and intellectual discussions. This book contains five of Professor Kim's academic essays: "War and Its Justification in the Law of the Middle Ages"; "Understanding "Intent" in Criminal Law via Gratian's Decretum and St. Augustine"; "Medieval Canon Law and Sacramental Theology: The Case of Baptism"; "The Order of the Templars and their Criminalization in the 14th Century AD"; "Understanding the History of Penance through Medieval Canon Law." Professor Onyoo Elizabeth Kim is licensed to practice law in the states of California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Professor Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a B.A. in history and classics and a M.A. in medieval history. Professor Kim received her J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law in 2007. Since then Professor Kim has researched extensively on medieval law and its comparative and causative worth for modern law at UCLA, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Cologne Law School in Germany.

Suicide in the Middle Ages Volume 2 The Curse on Self Murder

Author: Alexander Murray
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191613991
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A group of men dig a tunnel under the threshold of a house. Then they go and fetch a heavy, sagging object from inside the house, pull it out through the tunnel, and put it on a cow-hide to be dragged off and thrown into the offal-pit. Why should the corpse of a suicide – for that is what it is– have earned this unusual treatment? In The Curse on Self-Murder, the second volume of his three-part Suicide in the Middle Ages, Alexander Murray explores the origin of the condemnation of suicide, in a quest which leads along the most unexpected byways of medieval theology, law, mythology, and folklore –and, indeed, in some instances beyond them. At an epoch when there might be plenty of ostensible reasons for not wanting to live, the ways used to block the suicidal escape route give a unique perspective on medieval religion.