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Corpus Christi : The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture - Miri Rubin

Corpus Christi

The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture

Paperback

Published: 28th December 1992
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This book studies later medieval culture (c. 1150-1500) through its central symbol: the eucharist. From the twelfth century onward the eucharist was designed by the Church as the foremost sacrament. The claim that this ritual brought into presence Christ's own body, and offered it to believers, underpinned the sacramental system and the clerical meditation upon which it depended. The book explores the context in which the sacramental world was created and the cultural processes through which it was disseminated, interpreted and used. With attention to the variety of eucharistic meanings and practices, the book moves from the "design" of the eucharist in the twelfth century to its redesign in the sixteenth--a story of the emergence of a symbol, its use and interpretation and final transformation.

'Miri Rubin writes with a lithe and subtle forcefulness ... a work of originality, learning and imagination.' Times Literary Supplement 'The avowed aim of Dr Rubin's book is to decode the eucharistic language used by theologians and the rituals of eucharistic worship in the later middle ages ... an erudite and lively study.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Designing the eucharist: new ideas and procedures in the mass from c. 1000
Beyond design: teaching and reception of the eucharist
A feast is born: Corpus Christi - the eucharistic feast
The living feast: sermons, fraternities, processions and drama
Symbols in motion: the many readings of the eucharist
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521438056
ISBN-10: 0521438055
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 28th December 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.68