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Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500 By Dr. Dee Dyas

Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500
by Dr. Dee Dyas

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This work in a series on Medieval and Renaissance literature provides a student-friendly introduction to the Christian world-view which so profoundly influenced the creation of many Old and Middle English texts.
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Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500 Summary


Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500: An Introduction by Dr. Dee Dyas

When studying medieval literature, the modern reader frequently encounters images and characters drawn from Christian thought which, though intriguing, may well be unfamiliar and prove to be a barrier to understanding. This book therefore offers a much-needed, student-friendly introduction to the Christian world-view which so profoundly influenced the creation of many Old and Middle English texts. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book outlines key doctrines and explains terminology in a way which will help readers to understand and appreciate the literature more fully. Each chapter deals with a significant author or group of texts, setting them against the aspects of Christian teaching commonly held to influence them. The unique Reference Section provides a short chronological history of the Early Church, together with brief biographies of key figures, an introduction to the teachings, worship and organisation of the medieval Church, a glossary and extensive bibliography. Subjects covered in the reference section are clearly highlighted in the text to provide easy access to background information. Images of Faith is an invaluable resource for all students of medieval literature and history.

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Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500 Reviews


From a review of the manuscript by Derek Brewer: "I strongly recommend this admirable survey of the religious worldview of medieval English literature. There is an invaluable reference section and an excellent introduction to Old and Middle English literature, both secular and religious." "...a marvellous book...if you want to read one enjoyable and informative book on the Christian literature and spirituality of pre-Reformation England, then...this is it." Church Times

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Beowulf and a World Made New 2. A New Perspective on Life - Pilgrimage, Transcience and the Elegies 3. Saints, Scholars and the Scriptures 4. Alfred and the Development of English Prose 5. The Church in the World: Piers Plowman and the Canterbury Tales 6. The Contemplative Life - Anchorites and Mystics 7. The Religious Lyrics 8. The Pearl Poet 9. Mysteries, Miracles and Moralities Reference Section: A. The Early Church B. Key Figures C. The Bible D. The Faith of the Church E. The Worship of the Church F. The Organisation of the Church of England G. Glossary Bibliography Index

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GOR009938927
Images of Faith in English Literature 700 - 1500: An Introduction by Dr. Dee Dyas
Dr. Dee Dyas
Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1997-08-08
344
0582301912
9780582301917
N/A
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