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Polluting the sacred : violence, faith, and the 'civilizing' of parishioners in late medieval England / by Daniel E. Thiery.

Thiery, Daniel. (Author).
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Subject: Violence > Religious aspects > Christianity > History of doctrines > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Violence > England > History > To 1500.
England > Church history > 1066-1485.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047427339
  • ISBN: 9047427335
  • ISBN: 9789004173873
  • ISBN: 9004173870
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 196 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The contra: recognizing a role for violence -- Sacred space and ritual: creating an expectancy of restraint -- The Eucharist and the clergy: fostering charity incarnate -- Sermons, confessions and private meditation: learning that vengeance disturbs the divine -- Do think twice, it's not alright -- Sacred space and ritual: finding variation yet common expectation -- The Eucharist: demanding a dreadful peace -- The clergy: swinging both plowshares and swords -- The reality of 'civility' spurred by religion -- Finding religion in restraint.
Summary: Drawing on spiritual and legal sources, this book provides a novel perspective on how late medieval Christianity problematized parishioners' use of violence and how parishioners tried to reconcile the demands of their faith with cultural norms that honored violent conduct.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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