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Between Earth and Heaven: Liminality and the Ascension of Christ in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Johanna Kramer
Format
Book
Published
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014.
Language
English
Series
Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
ISBN
9780719087899, 0719087899
Summary
Argues that Anglo-Saxon authors recognized the Ascension and its theology as fundamentally liminal in nature, as principally concerned with crossing boundaries and inhabiting dual states and places.
Contents
  • Biblical sources, patristic authorities, and the development of Ascension theology
  • God's footprints : material symbolism in the Old English Martyrology and Blickling Homily 11
  • Gateway to salvation : Ascension theology in liminal spaces
  • Walking towards heaven : boundary rituals, community, and Ascension theology in homilies for Rogationtide
  • The liminal Christ in Anglo-Saxon art.
Description
xiii, 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243) and index.
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