ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Bibles

Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages

| £90.42 | €100.88 | Ca$147.48 | Au$145.35
by Jinty Nelson
What is this?DRM-EPUB by download  |  $107.99
What is this?DRM-PDF by download  |  $107.99
add to wish list
Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages by Jinty Nelson

For earlier medieval Christians, the Bible was the book of guidance above all others, and the route to religious knowledge, used for all kinds of practical purposes, from divination to models of government in kingdom or household. This book's focus is on how medieval people accessed Scripture by reading, but also by hearing and memorizing sound-bites from the liturgy, chants and hymns, or sermons explicating Scripture in various vernaculars. Time, place and social class determined access to these varied forms of Scripture. Throughout the earlier medieval period, the Psalms attracted most readers and searchers for meanings.

This book's contributors probe readers' motivations, intellectual resources and religious concerns. They ask for whom the readers wrote, where they expected their readers to be located and in what institutional, social and political environments they belonged; why writers chose to write about, or draw on, certain parts of the Bible rather than others, and what real-life contexts or conjunctures inspired them; why the Old Testament so often loomed so large, and how its law-books, its histories, its prophetic books and its poetry were made intelligible to readers, hearers and memorizers. This book's contributors, in raising so many questions, do justice to both uniqueness and diversity.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 774182

Ebook Details
Pages: 288
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781474245739 (DRM-EPUB)
9781474245715 (DRM-PDF)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > History > Europe
Nonfiction > History > Medieval
Nonfiction > Bibles

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > History > Europe
Nonfiction > History > Medieval
Nonfiction > Bibles
Nonfiction > History

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016