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From Villainous Letch and Sinful Outcast, to “Especially Beloved of God”

Complicating the Medieval Leper through Gender and Social Status

Christina Welch and Rohan Brown

Franciscan model of care for the leprous, together with perceived connections between the suffering Christ and the suffering leper, 55 it is perhaps unsurprising that from the twelfth to the fourteenth century we should find a number of saints engaging

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Niki Megalommati

one Christ and one universal church, which was implied by the council’s commitment to absolute monogamy as the norm and raison d’être of Christian marriage. 50 Marriage is pure because it symbolizes the union of Christ and church; it is also holy and

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Andrew Sanders

the redemptive triumphs of Christ are later to be squandered by a selfish, scheming and self-seeking clergy and by imperfect and un-Christian governments. Nevertheless, Adam and Eve are told that they have a wider experience opening up to them on the

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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

Christ encouraged self-violence, from starvation to flagellation and more, as the life of Henry Suso, a doctor of the church who slept on a bed of nails and wore a life-sized cross fastened to his back for a period of eight years, implies. 37 The church

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Albert H. Friedlander

An American Appreciation

Amy-Jill Levine

Testament – interpretations that see references to the Christ in the Creation narrative where the Deity speaks in the plural or in Isaiah's Emmanuel and suffering servant – are made retrospectively; and (4) asserting that ‘Christians can learn much from

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Jeffrey Newman

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1941), a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and key founding member of the tiny ‘Confessing Church’, which, unlike the mainstream, acknowledged Christ rather than the Führer as its head, was imprisoned in 1943 for his outright

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‘Tu Numeris Elementa Ligas’

The Consolation of Nature’s Numbers in Parlement of Foulys

C.W.R.D. Moseley

line also syntactically links to l. 62, ‘That welle is of musik and melodye’, the twenty-seventh line of the block. Now 27, as Milton knew in the Hymn in the Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity , 51 and as Henryson also knew in Orpheus and

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Redefining Censorship

Lessons Learned from Teaching The Merchant of Venice in Israel

Esther B. Schupak

scene, with Shylock sharpening his knife and preparing to commit murder on an Antonio whose arms in many productions are pinioned in a crucifixion pose, evoking the Jews’ historic vilification as Christ-killers. Indeed, researchers have reported that

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Selective Empathy

Workers, Colonial Subjects, and the Affective Politics of French Romantic Socialism

Naomi J. Andrews

their Christ-like suffering to evoke sympathy from their readers, often through gendered language and imagery. Part of socialists’ counter-narrative of industrialization and urban crowding involved borrowing the pathos associated with the abject figure

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Jackie Feldman

-enacting the Ur-drama of the final passion of Christ. Pilgrim sites “call from a distance” ( Turner 2005 (1987) ). They require a distancing from the daily routine, a sloughing off of convention through a therapy of the road ( Frey 1998 ; Badone and Roseman