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Author Goodich, Michael, 1944-2006.

Title Miracles and wonders : the development of the concept of miracle, 1150-1350 / Michael E. Goodich.

Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  231.7309022 GOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 148 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Church, faith, and culture in the Medieval West.
Church, faith, and culture in the Medieval West.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [122]-139) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Signa data infidelibus non fidelibus : the theology of miracle -- 3. The miracle in contemporary sermons -- 4. 'Popular' voices of doubt -- 5. Theory and public policy : canonization records -- 6. Canonization and the hagiographical text -- 7. Vidi in Somnium : the uses of dream and vision in the miracle -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary "Michael Goodich explores the changing perception of the miracle in medieval Western society. He employs a wealth of primary sources, including canonization dossiers and contemporary hagiographical Vitae and miracle collections, philosophical/theological treatises, sermons, and canon law and ancillary sources dealing with the procedure of canonization. He compares and contrasts 'popular' and learned understanding of the miraculous and explores the relationship between reason and revelation in the medieval understanding of miracles. The desire to provide a more rational foundation to the Christian belief in miracles is linked to the rise of heresy and other forms of disbelief, and finally the application of the rules of evidence in the examination of miracles in the central Middle Ages is scrutinized." "This book will appeal to scholars working in the fields of medieval history, religious and ecclesiastical history, canon law, and all those with an interest in hagiography."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Miracles -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Canonization -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 0754658759 (alk. paper)
9780754658757 (alk. paper)