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The Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture

[Paperback]

by Laura Varnam

    • Author

      Laura Varnam

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Manchester University Press

    • Published

      September 2019

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      The Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture

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      Product Description

      This book presents an exciting new approach to the medieval church by examining the role of literary texts, visual decorations, ritual performance and lived experience in the production of sanctity. The meaning of the church was intensely debated in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The book explores what was at stake not only for the church's sanctity but for the identity of the parish community as a result. Focusing on pastoral material used to teach the laity, it shows how the church's status as a sacred space at the heart of the congregation was dangerously - but profitably - dependent on lay practice. The sacred and profane were inextricably linked and, paradoxically, the church is shown to thrive on the sacrilegious challenge of lay misbehaviour and sin.

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      • Author

        Laura Varnam

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Manchester University Press

      • Published

        September 2019

      • Weight

        327g

      • Dimensions

        140 x 216 x 15 mm

      • ISBN

        9781526143563

      • ISBN-10

        1526143569

      • Eden Code

        5041549

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      • Author/Creator: Laura Varnam

      • ISBN: 9781526143563

      • Publisher: Manchester University Press

      • Release Date: September 2019

      • Weight: 327g

      • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 15 mm

      • Eden Code: 5041549


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