The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature

The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature


The late-medieval move into 'vernacular theology,' because it has end up known as, encouraged many kinds of literary expression, in all of the languages of Europe. Spanning a large box, the members to this quantity contemplate hagiography, translations of and commentaries on scripture, bills of visionary studies, and devotional literature. Their essays light up encounters with the divine mediated via language, bringing into play a range of nationwide cultures and disciplinary issues of view. additionally they interact very important social and political concerns attached with spiritual adventure, together with demanding situations to authority, reinterpretations of texts, and renegotiations of gender roles.

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