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Author Garrison, Jennifer (Professor of English), author.

Title Challenging communion : the Eucharist and Middle English literature / Jennifer Garrison.

Publication Info. Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 207 pages).
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Series Interventions: new studies in medieval culture
Interventions: new studies in medieval culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Resisting the fantasy of identification in Robert Mannyng's Handlyng Synne -- Devotional submission and the Pearl-poet -- Christ's allegorical bodies and the failure of community in Piers Plowman -- Julian of Norwich's Allegory and the mediation of salvation -- The willful surrender of eucharistic reading in Nicholas Love and Margery Kempe -- John Lydgate and the eucharistic poetic tradition: the making of community -- Conclusion.
Summary In this book, Jennifer Garrison examines literary representations of the central symbol of later medieval religious culture: the Eucharist. In contrast to scholarship that depicts mainstream believers as enthusiastically and simplistically embracing the Eucharist, Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature identifies a pervasive Middle English literary tradition that rejects simplistic notions of eucharistic promise. Through new readings of texts such as Piers Plowman, A Revelation of Love, The Book of Margery Kempe, and John Lydgate's religious poetry, Garrison shows how writers of Middle English often take advantage of the ways in which eucharistic theology itself contests the boundaries between the material and the spiritual, and how these writers challenge the eucharistic idea of union between Christ and the community of believers.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 31, 2017).
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Lord's Supper in literature.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature -- Middle English. (OCoLC)fst01710961
Lord's Supper in literature. (OCoLC)fst01002585
Chronological Term 1100-1500
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Garrison, Jennifer (Professor of English). Challenging communion. Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017] (DLC) 2016043572
ISBN 9780814274620 (electronic bk.)
0814274625 (electronic bk.)
9780814274637 (electronic bk.)
0814274633 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745320
CHNEW 000950774
CHVBK 483516678
GBVCP 877812268

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