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Visions in late medieval England : lay spirituality and sacred glimpses of the hidden worlds of faith / by Gwenfair Walters Adams.

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Subject: Visions > History > To 1500.
Spirituality > History of doctrines > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Spiritual warfare > History > To 1500.
Church history > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
England > Church history > 1066-1485.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047419259
  • ISBN: 9047419251
  • ISBN: 1281917206
  • ISBN: 9781281917201
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 273 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-246) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Transactions of satisfaction and visions of the otherworld -- Reciprocated devotion and visitations of the saints -- Spiritual warfare in demonic encounters -- Seeing through the surface : vision as supra-sacramental sight -- Visions, power, and the dynamic of mediated revelation -- Appendix A : Vision : range of uses of term in late medieval England -- Appendix B : Byland Abbey ghost stories as contemporary accounts -- Appendix C : Additional visions and vision types.
Summary: Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This book explores five central dynamics of spirituality that the visions shaped and sustained.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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