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Author Lenzi, Sarah E., author.

Title The stations of the cross : the placelessness of Medieval Christian piety / Sarah E. Lenzi.

Published Turnhout : Brepols, [2016].


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  232.966 LENZ    DUE 20-08-19
Physical description ix, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studia traditionis theologiae : explorations in early and medieval theology ; 22
Studia traditionis theologiae ; 22.
Thesis notes Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Pennsylvania.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-235) and index.
Contents Part I: A European birth -- Part II: Religious travel -- Part III: Religious imitation -- Part IV: Piety and place
Summary "The Christian practice of the Stations of the Cross has historically largely been the purview of devotional authors. In this academic study, the Reverend Doctor Sarah Lenzi revisits the evidence-based history of the western European development of the Stations as it was laid out at the turn of the twentieth century. She begins with a discussion of how this history is often neglected in favor of a mythic history that places the development in Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades and she then reestablishes the western origins. While the early twentieth-century authors who worked on the Stations are invaluable for the history they uncovered, there were gaps in the analyses they offered based on that history. In the chapters that follow, Rev. Dr. Lenzi works to debunk those interpretations and to offer a new understanding of the development of the Stations of the Cross. A close examination of pilgrimage texts as well as medieval meditation manuals puts this particular practice in the broader context of Medieval Christian history and ritual, and works to place it appropriately on the spectrum of pietistic behavior. With a new understanding of the development of the Stations of the Cross, Rev. Dr. Lenzi helps to explore notions of time, place, and space in Medieval Christianity, arguing for an understanding of placelessness in Christian piety that is enabled through intentional ritualized use of imagination, narrative, body, and word"-- back cover.
Subject Stations of the Cross -- History.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- History.
Liturgies -- History.
Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
ISBN 9782503565385 (pbk.)
2503565387 (pbk.)
9782503569024 (ebook)
Standard Number 9782503565385