Angels and earthly creatures : preaching, performance, and gender in the later Middle Ages /

Claire M. Waters offers an original examination of the preacher's unique role as an intermediary--standing between heaven and earth, between God and people, participating in and responsible to both sides of that divide.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Waters, Claire M.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:In English.
Imprint: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series:Middle Ages series.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Golden Chains of Citation
  • 2. Holy Duplicity: The Preacher's Two Faces
  • 3. A Manner of Speaking: Access and the Vernacular
  • 4. "Mere Words": Gendered Eloquence and Christian Preaching
  • 5. Transparent Bodies and the Redemption of Rhetoric
  • 6. The Alibi of Female Authority
  • 7. Sermones ad Status and Old Wives' Tales; or, The Audience Talks Back
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.