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The Resource Feeling like saints : lollard writings after Wyclif, Fiona Somerset

Feeling like saints : lollard writings after Wyclif, Fiona Somerset

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Feeling like saints : lollard writings after Wyclif
Title
Feeling like saints
Title remainder
lollard writings after Wyclif
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Somerset
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Lollard" is the name given to followers of John Wyclif, the English dissident theologian who was dismissed from Oxford University in 1381 for his arguments regarding the eucharist. A forceful and influential critic of the ecclesiastical status quo in the late fourteeth century, Wyclif's thought was condemned at the Council of Constance in 1415. While lollardy has attracted much attention in recent years, much of what we think we know about this English religious movement is based on records of heresy trials and anti-lollard chroniclers. In Feeling Like Saints, Fiona Somerset demonstrates that this approach has limitations. A better basis is the five hundred or so manuscript books from the period (1375-1530) containing materials translated, composed, or adapted by lollard writers themselves. These writings provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling. Lollards wanted to feel like saints. From Wyclif they drew an extraordinarily rigorous ethic of mutual responsibility that disregarded both social status and personal risk. They recalled their commitment to this ethic by reading narratives of physical suffering and vindication, metaphorically martyring themselves by inviting scorn for their zeal, and enclosing themselves in the virtues rather than the religious cloister. Yet in many ways they were not that different from their contemporaries, especially those with similar impulses to exceptional holiness
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N$T
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Somerset, Fiona
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wycliffe, John
  • Lollards
  • England
  • RELIGION
  • Lollards
  • England
  • Lehre
  • Literatur
  • Lollarden
Label
Feeling like saints : lollard writings after Wyclif, Fiona Somerset
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lollard pastoral program: reform from below -- God's law: loving, learning, and teaching -- Lollard prayer: religious practice and everyday life -- Lollard tales -- Lollard parabiblia -- Moral fantasie: normative allegory in lollard writings -- Lollard forms of living -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn877868588
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470998
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801470998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592vtp
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868588
Label
Feeling like saints : lollard writings after Wyclif, Fiona Somerset
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lollard pastoral program: reform from below -- God's law: loving, learning, and teaching -- Lollard prayer: religious practice and everyday life -- Lollard tales -- Lollard parabiblia -- Moral fantasie: normative allegory in lollard writings -- Lollard forms of living -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn877868588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470998
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801470998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592vtp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868588

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