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Author Van Engen, John H.

Title Sisters and brothers of the common life : the Devotio Moderna and the world of the later Middle Ages / John Van Engen.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (446 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series The Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographies (pages [389]-416) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Devotio Moderna and modern history -- Converts in the Middle ages -- Conversion as a medieval form of life -- Converts in the Low Countries -- Circles of converts at Strassburg and Brussels -- Converts under suspicion : legislating against Beguines and free spirits -- Modern-day converts in the Low Countries -- The Low Countries -- Households of devout women -- Societies of devout men -- Modern-day conversion -- Suspicion and inquisition -- Suspicion of devout practices -- Charge and counter-charge in the mid-1390s -- Sisters under inquisition, 1396-1397 : Friar Eylard Schoneveld intervenes -- Resisting the inquisitor : legal tactics -- Awaiting the Bishop's decision, 1398-1401 -- From converts to communities : tertiaries, sisters, brothers, schoolboys, canons -- Tertiaries "living the common life" -- Sisters of the common life -- Brothers of the common life -- Schoolboys -- Windesheim canons and canonesses -- An option for enclosure : male canons and female tertiaries -- Inventing a communal household : goods, customs, labor, and "republican" harmony -- Living together without personal property -- House customs and personal exercises -- Obedience and humility in a voluntary community -- Labor : living from the work of their own hands -- Communal gatherings and a "republican" impulse -- Defending the modern-day Devout : expansion under scrutiny -- Women's houses and converting schoolboys : Burgher critics at Zwolle -- Friar Matthew Grabow and the Council of Constance -- The sisters and the aldermen in conflict at Deventer : the women's narrative -- Institutionalizing under scrutiny -- Proposing a theological rationale : the freedom of the "Christian religion" -- Place in society : taking on the "estate of the perfect" -- John Pupper of Goch (d. 1475) -- Gospel law and the freedom of the Christian religion -- Taking the spiritual offensive : caring for the self, examining the soul, progressing in virtue -- Reading, writing, and the lay tongue -- Exhortation in public and correction in private -- Spiritual guidance and mutual reproof -- Modern-day devotion : examining the self, making progress, experiencing peace -- Private gatherings and self-made societies in the fifteenth century -- The question of an afterlife.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Christian communities -- History.
Societies living in common without vows -- History.
Communalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Spiritual life -- Christianity -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Van Engen, John H. Sisters and brothers of the common life. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008] ix, 433 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Middle Ages series 9780812223071 (DLC) 2008017462 (OCoLC)226389300
ISBN 9780812223071
9780812290059 (e-book)

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