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Title Between orders and heresy : rethinking medieval religious movements / edited by Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane and Anne E. Lester
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: Religion and Religious Worlds in Between -- 2 Herbert Grundmann, Confession, and the "Religious Movements" -- 3 Francis of Assisi, the Vita Apostolica, and the Roman Church: Rethinking the Paradigms -- 4 Hypocrites! Critiques of Religious Movements and Criticism of the Church, 1050-1300 -- 5 Crusading as a Religious Movement: Families, Community, and Lordship in a Vernacular Frame -- 6 Coming Together as an Apostolic Act: Confraternalism as an Umbrella for Medieval Religious Movements -- 7 Reassessing the Links between "The Women's Religious Movement" and "The Origins of a Religious Literature in the Vernacular" in France -- 8 "More Useful in the Salvation of Others": Beguines, Religio, and the Cura Mulierum at the Early Sorbonne -- 9 Between Charity and Controversy: The Grey Sisters, Liminality, and the Religious Life -- 10 Women, Power, and Religious Dissent: Why Women Never Became Heresiarchs -- 11 Navigating Saintly Circles: Margherita Colonna and the Women's Religious Movement in Rome -- 12 The "Clever Girls" of Prague: Beguines, Preachers, and Late Medieval Bohemian Religion -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Between Orders and Heresy foregrounds the dynamic, creative, and diverse late medieval religious landscapes that flourished within the spaces of social and ecclesiastical structures. This collection reconsiders the arguments put forward in Herbert Grundmann's monumental book, Religious Movements in the Middle Ages, and challenges his traditional interpretive binary, recognized as the shared origins of many medieval religious movements. The contributors explore the social relationships fostered between secular clergy, including parish priests, local canons, and aristocratic confessors, and examine the ways in which laypeople inspired and engaged in devotion beyond religious orders. Offering a new set of interpretive models and examples for studying the medieval religious world, each essay considers a major theme in medieval religious history, such as the implementation of apostolic ideals, pastoral relationships, crusade connections, vernacular traditions, and reform. Organized to historicize and challenge the deeply embedded historiographical tendencies that have long distorted the complex dynamics of the late medieval world, Between Orders and Heresy is a major assessment of medieval religious belief and activity beyond and between the binary of orders and heresies."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Franciscan
Herbert Grundmann
Religious Movements in the Middle Ages
medieval religion
women and religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (De Gruyter platform, viewed July 18, 2022)
Subject HISTORY / Medieval
SUBJECT Europe -- Church history -- 600-1500.
Europe -- Religious life and customs
Subject Europe
Genre/Form Church history
Form Electronic book
Author Deane, Jennifer Kolpacoff, 1970- editor.
Lester, Anne Elisabeth, 1974- editor.
ISBN 9781487515294