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(c. 780—856)

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anthropomorphism

anthropomorphism  

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The representation of Gods, or nature, or non-human animals, as having human form, or as having human thoughts and intentions. Sometimes this is avowedly metaphorical, the problem being to understand ...
apologetics

apologetics  

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In theology, the attempt to show that a faith is either provable by reason, or at least consistent with reason. More generally, the attempts to defend a doctrine.
ars praedicandi

ars praedicandi  

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(Lat., ‘the art of preaching’). The medieval artes praedicandi provided instruction in the composition of sermons either as an adjunct to a collection of sermons or as a manual which circulated with ...
Book of Judges

Book of Judges  

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This OT Book traces the history of the Israelites from Joshua's death to the beginning of the monarchy, describing incidents connected with the conquest of Palestine, and woven round the names of ...
Carolingian schools

Carolingian schools  

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In the reign of Charlemagne (768–814) there was an intellectual renaissance which established the basis for the school curriculum and education throughout the Middle Ages. Charlemagne himself, ...
consecration

consecration  

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The act of separating persons or things from profane use and dedicating them to the service of God (Exod. 29: 1; 2 Chron. 31: 6).In modern usage, consecration (e.g. of a church) is the rendering of ...
Encyclopedias, Medieval

Encyclopedias, Medieval  

No medieval work bore the title Encyclopedia. But many attempted to order the whole of knowledge and could claim an encyclopedic status, starting with the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville ...
Epistle

Epistle  

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In the Christian Church, a book of the New Testament in the form of a letter from an Apostle.Epistle also denotes an extract from an Epistle (or another New Testament book not a Gospel) that is read ...
Exegesis of the Bible

Exegesis of the Bible  

At the centre of life and teaching, the Bible was read, heard and commented on throughout the Middle Ages. Its exegesis underwent an evolution and aroused reflection. We will trace ...
Fulda

Fulda  

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German centre of ceramics production. In 1741 a faience factory was founded in Fulda (Hessen) by Amadeus von Buseck, Prince-Bishop of Fulda. Production included candlesticks, vases and tureens (e.g. ...
Glos(s)a Ordinaria

Glos(s)a Ordinaria  

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The standard medieval commentary on the Bible, known also as the Glos(s)a Communis or simply the Glos(s)a. It was drawn up chiefly from extracts from the Fathers, and was arranged in the form of ...
Gottschalk

Gottschalk  

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(c.804–c.869), heterodox theologian. Entered as an oblate at Fulda, he later sought to leave the monastic life. He elaborated an extreme doctrine of predestination, according to which the chosen are ...
gradual

gradual  

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1 The Respond sung in the service of the Mass between the Epistle and Gospel.2 The book containing the concentus of the traditional plainsong of the Mass, i.e. it is the choir's (or congregation's) ...
Heliand

Heliand  

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An Old Saxon paraphrase in alliterative verse of the NT, dating from the 9th cent.
Hortus Deliciarum

Hortus Deliciarum  

The astonishing illustrated Encyclopedia entitled Hortus deliciarum was composed by Abbess Herrade of Landsberg († 1195), who exercised her office at Hohenburg, on St Odile's Mount. We know very ...
hour

hour  

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after traditional view of the most refreshing form of sleep; saying recorded from the mid 17th century.See also the darkest hour is just before the dawn, ...
Jeremiah

Jeremiah  

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(c. 650–c. 585 bc),a Hebrew major prophet who foresaw the fall of Assyria, the conquest of his country by Egypt and Babylon, and the destruction of Jerusalem. The biblical Lamentations are ...
John Cassian

John Cassian  

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(c.360–after 430), monk. As a young man he joined a monastery at Bethlehem, but he soon left to study monasticism in Egypt. About 415 he founded two monasteries near Marseilles. His Institutes sets ...
martyrology

martyrology  

A list of saints in calendrical order of their feasts, read in monasteries from the 9th century. Bede added narratives to a brief source to create the ‘historical’ martyrology. After ...
number

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An arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations and for showing order in a series or for ...

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