Polluting the sacred : violence, faith, and the 'civilizing' of parishioners in late medieval England / by Daniel E. Thiery.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
x, 196 pages ; 25 cm.
Later medieval Europe ; v. 3.
Formatted Contents Note
The contra: recognizing a role for violence Sacred space and ritual: creating an expectancy of restraint The Eucharist and the clergy: fostering charity incarnate Sermons, confessions and private meditation: learning that vengeance disturbs the divine Do think twice, it's not alright Sacred space and ritual: finding variation yet common expectation The Eucharist: demanding a dreadful peace The clergy: swinging both plowshares and swords The reality of 'civility' spurred by religion Finding religion in restraint.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.