A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition (Critical by Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

By Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

During this concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition within the heart a while, Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane explores the more and more sour encounters among piety, reform, dissent, and the institutional Church among 1100 and 1500. even though the loaded phrases of 'heresy' and 'orthodoxy' hired by means of ecclesiastical officers recommend a transparent department among correct and fallacious, that department was once actually vigorously contested by means of medieval humans in any respect degrees of society. Deane investigates key concerns that sparked confrontations among Christians, together with entry to scripture, apostolic versions of poverty and preaching, the Eucharist and sacramental energy, and clerical corruption and wealth. She strains the ability during which Church elites built an more and more advanced set of inquisitorial techniques and assets to spot, label, and repress 'heresy,' examines a number of the neighborhood eruptions of such confrontations throughout medieval Europe, and considers the judicial methods that introduced many to the stake. The ebook levels from the 'Good Christians' of Languedoc and Lombardy and the pan-European 'Poor,' to non secular Franciscans, lay non secular ladies, anticlerical and vernacular pursuits in England and Bohemia, mysticism, magical practices, and witchcraft. all through, Deane considers how the hot inquisitorial bureaucracies not just fueled anxiousness over heresy, yet really generated fictional 'heresies' via their very own texts and methods. Incorporating contemporary learn and debates within the box, her research brings to lifestyles a compelling factor that profoundly prompted the medieval international.

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6 The heretics, she warned, are hypocritical servants of the devil who will walk about “with wan faces,” clothed in sanctity and ready to seduce devout Christians. ”7 Thus, according to Hildegard, does the devil send deceptively pious agents whose apparent asceticism contrasts so disastrously with priestly self-indulgence. By the mid-twelfth century, therefore, it was already difficult for Church leaders to distinguish between piety and pretense, holiness and hypocrisy. NAMING AND NAME CALLING Language poses one of the most significant challenges facing modern readers of medieval heresy, and not simply because materials are usually written in medieval Latin or sometimes in German, French, or Italian (quite different languages from their modern counterparts).

Swanson, R. N. Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215–1515. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Ward, Jennifer. Women in Medieval Europe, 1200–1500. New York: Longman, 2003. indb 24 11/9/10 2:10 PM Chapter One Good Christians, Heresy, and the Apostolic Model In 1143, alarmed reports of heresy first sounded in the German Rhineland, when the anxious prior of a monastery near Cologne appealed to the renowned abbot and spiritual luminary Bernard of Clairvaux for guidance. In his letter to Bernard, Prior Eberwin described a group of local people whose unusual religious opinions had brought them to the attention of the greater community.

Rivard, Derek A. Blessing the World: Ritual and Lay Piety in Medieval Religion. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2009. Swanson, R. N. Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215–1515. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Ward, Jennifer. Women in Medieval Europe, 1200–1500. New York: Longman, 2003. indb 24 11/9/10 2:10 PM Chapter One Good Christians, Heresy, and the Apostolic Model In 1143, alarmed reports of heresy first sounded in the German Rhineland, when the anxious prior of a monastery near Cologne appealed to the renowned abbot and spiritual luminary Bernard of Clairvaux for guidance.

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