The War on Heresy

The War on Heresy

Faith and Power in Medieval Europe

eBook - 2012
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A narrative history covering the period c .1000 to c. 1300 AD, making no assumptions about what readers already know and which presents the following argument: there were countless variations in religious belief and practice in the first centuries of the second millennium - as there had been practically since the beginning of the first - but none was a threat: unorthodox doctrine in itself posed no danger to church or secular authority and was not a source of serious anxiety before the middle of the twelfth century. The threat of heresy was manufactured, pursued less to save souls than to gain.
Publisher: London : Profile, 2012.
ISBN: 9781847653482
1847653480
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., map.
Contents: 15. To war and arms16. Politics by other means; 17. The sleep of reason; 18. The vineyard of the lord; Epilogue: A winter journey; Afterword: The war among the scholars; Chronology; Further Reading; Notes; Glossary; Biographical Index of Names; Index; Footnotes; Prologue; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 5; Chapter 9; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Afterword.
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Preface; Map; Prologue: Death and a maiden; Part One: Cry Havoc; 1. The avenging flames; 2. The gift of the holy spirit; 3. The apostolic life; 4. Monks, miracles and Manichees; 5. The simoniac heresy; 6. Routing out these detestable plagues; 7. Sowers of the word; 8. Sheep in the midst of wolves; 9. Making enemies; Part Two: The Dogs of War; 10. Exposed to contumely and persecution; 11. Sounding the alarm; 12. Drawing the lines; 13. Speaking of principles; 14. The enemy at the gate.
Summary: A narrative history covering the period c .1000 to c. 1300 AD, making no assumptions about what readers already know and which presents the following argument: there were countless variations in religious belief and practice in the first centuries of the second millennium - as there had been practically since the beginning of the first - but none was a threat: unorthodox doctrine in itself posed no danger to church or secular authority and was not a source of serious anxiety before the middle of the twelfth century. The threat of heresy was manufactured, pursued less to save souls than to gain.

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