Religion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215- C.1515

Religion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215- C.1515

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This is the first one-volume survey in English of religion and devotion in Europe between 1215 and 1515. Intended primarily as a student textbook, it provides essential background for a proper appreciation of medieval Western society. Avoiding the history of institutional structures, the book concentrates on the spirituality that the medieval Church sought to promulgate and control. Its thematic structure provides accessible surveys of major themes, and addresses recent debates about key aspects of medieval Catholicism.cathedral chancellors were to provide some theological instruction for their diocesan clergy, although the extent to which ... ad cleros, would presumably supplement this official instruction; as would sermons and other discussions at synods.

Title:Religion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215- C.1515
Author:Robert N. Swanson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-06-29


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