Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450 Hardback


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Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450

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Ever since the time of Francis of Assisi, a commitment to voluntary poverty has been a controversial aspect of religious life. This volume explores the interaction between poverty and religious devotion in the mendicant orders between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. While poverty has often been perceived more as a Franciscan than as a Dominican emphasis, this volume considers its role within a broader movement of evangelical renewal associated with the mendicant transformation of religious life. At a time of increased economic prosperity, reformers within the Church sought new ways of encouraging identification with the person of Christ. This volume considers the paradoxical tension between voluntary poverty as a way of emulating Christ and involuntary poverty as situation demanding a response from those with the means to help the poor. Drawing on history, literature and visual arts, it explores how the mendicant orders continued to transform religious life into the time of the renaissance.
The papers in this volume are organised under three headings, prefaced with an introductory essay by the editors: Poverty and the Rule of Francis, exploring the interpretation of poverty in the Franciscan Order; Devotional Cultures, considering aspects of devotional life fostered by mendicant religious communities, Franciscan, Augustinian and Dominican; Preaching Poverty, on the way poverty was promoted and practiced within the Dominican Order in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450 was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in June 2016. The ISBN for Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450 is 9781472437327.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (June 2016)
Weight488g
Number of Pages250
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781472437327
ISBN-101472437322
Product Code4456042
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