The Resource Dissent and order in the Middle Ages : the search for legitimate authority, Jeffrey Burton Russell

Dissent and order in the Middle Ages : the search for legitimate authority, Jeffrey Burton Russell

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Dissent and order in the Middle Ages : the search for legitimate authority
Title
Dissent and order in the Middle Ages
Title remainder
the search for legitimate authority
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Burton Russell
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The study of the conflict between religious orthodoxy and heresy in the Middle Ages has long been a controversial field. Though the sectarian differences of the past have faded in intensity, the varieties of academic correctness that today inform historical studies are quite likely to give rise to a number of interpretations, sometimes providing more information about the sympathies of contemporary historians than the beliefs, feelings, and actions of Medieval people." "In this book, Jeffrey Burton Russell provides a fresh overview of the subject from the Council of Chalcedon (451 A.D.) to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. The fruit of many years of thought and scholarship, Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages is a concise introduction to the full range of religious and social phenomena encompassed by the book's title. While tracing the intellectual battles that raged between the champions of orthodoxy and the partisans of dissent, Russell grounds these conflicts, which often seem rather recondite to the modern reader, in the evolving social context of Medieval Europe. In addition to discussing conflicts within Christianity, Russell sheds new light on such vexing topics as the origin of antisemitism and the persecution of alleged witches." "More than just an overview, Russell's study is also an original interpretation of a complex subject. Russell sees the conflict between dissent and order not as a war of binary opposites, but rather as an ongoing dialectic, a "creative tension" that, despite the excesses it entailed on both sides, was essential to the development of Christianity. Without this creative tension, Russell argues, Christianity might well have stagnated and possibly died. Dissent and order, then, are perhaps best seen as symbiotically joined aspects of a single living, healthy organism."
  • "Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages will appeal to, and challenge, all readers interested in European history, from beginning students to seasoned scholars, as well as those concerned with Christianity's past--and future."--BOOK JACKET
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Russell, Jeffrey Burton
Index
index present
LC call number
BT1319
LC item number
.R868 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Christian heresies
  • Christian heresies
  • Ketterij
  • Orthodoxie
  • Christendom
  • Christentum
  • Häresie
  • Geschichte (451-1500)
  • Geschichte 500-1500
  • Geschichte (451-1437)
  • Europe
  • Europa
  • Europe
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Dissent and order in the Middle Ages : the search for legitimate authority, Jeffrey Burton Russell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of heresy before the Council of Chalcedon (451) -- Early heresy: from Chalcedon to 1000 -- Reform heresies: 1000-1140 -- Intellectual and dualist heresies: 1140-1184 -- Spiritual and apocalyptic heresies: 1184-1250 -- Institutional response: 1250-1325 -- Evangelical heresy: 1325-1437 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 128 pages
Isbn
9780805786286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
004522958
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411468
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411468
Label
Dissent and order in the Middle Ages : the search for legitimate authority, Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of heresy before the Council of Chalcedon (451) -- Early heresy: from Chalcedon to 1000 -- Reform heresies: 1000-1140 -- Intellectual and dualist heresies: 1140-1184 -- Spiritual and apocalyptic heresies: 1184-1250 -- Institutional response: 1250-1325 -- Evangelical heresy: 1325-1437 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 128 pages
Isbn
9780805786286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
004522958
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411468
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411468

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