❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Sacred and the Sinister By David J. Collins ➝ – Tbjewellers.co.uk Inspired by the work of eminent scholar Richard Kieckhefer The Sacred and the Sinister explores the ambiguities that made and make medieval religion and magic so difficult to differentiate The essays and the PDF ✓ Inspired by the work of eminent scholar Richard Kieckhefer The Sacred and the Sinister explores the ambiguities that made and make medieval religion and magic so difficult to differentiate The essays in this collection investigate how the holy and unholy were distinguished in medieval Europe where their characteristics diverged and the implications of that deviationIn the Middle Ages the natural world was understood as divinely created and infused with mysterious power This world was accessible to human knowledge and susceptible to human manipulation through three The Sacred eBook Ø modes of engagement religion magic and science How these ways of understanding developed in light of modern notions of rationality is an important element of ongoing scholarly conversation As Kieckhefer has emphasized ambiguity and ambivalence characterize medieval understandings of the divine and demonic powers at work in the world The ten chapters in this volume focus on four main aspects of this assertion the cult of the saints contested devotional relationships and practices unsettled judgments between magic and religion and inconclusive distinctions between magic and scienceFreshly insightful this study of ambiguity between magic and religion will be of special interest to scholars in the fields of medieval studies religious studies European history and the history of scienceIn addition to the editor the contributors to this volume are Michael D Bailey Kristi Woodward Bain Maeve B Callan Elizabeth Casteen Claire Fanger Sean L Field Anne M Koenig Katelyn Mesler and Sophie Page.
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- 304 pages
- The Sacred and the Sinister
- David J. Collins
- 17 August 2016 David J. Collins