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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

always brought her more harm than good. There was a time, when with much regret I thought to myself, why did Christ in his Gospels never give women a decisive blessing of equality of spirit? Now none of this offends me; I see that he gave her a lesson

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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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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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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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‘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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Christopher E. Forth

the Times put it, his was “the religion of a fighting, confident people, reverencing duty, as they conceive it, fearless of all else, by no means willing to turn the [other] cheek” (152). At the end of the century, “Britain eschewed the Christ

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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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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