From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin by Rachel Fulton

By Rachel Fulton

Devotion to the crucified Christ is without doubt one of the such a lot frequent, but so much disconcerting artifacts of medieval ecu civilization. How and why did the photographs of the death God-man and his grieving mom in attaining such prominence, inspiring unheard of spiritual creativity besides such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? to respond to this query, Rachel Fulton levels over advancements in liturgical functionality, deepest prayer, doctrine, and artwork. She considers the phobia occasioned by way of the dissatisfied hopes of medieval Christians confident that the apocalypse could come quickly, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized within the identify of God born from a girl, the reform of the Church in gentle of a brand new ecu cash economic system, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the track of Songs, and masses more.

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