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Meditatio [electronic resource] : refashioning the self : theory and practice in late medieval and early modern intellectual culture / edited by Karl Enenkel and Walter Melion.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (460 p.)
Series:
Intersections (Boston, Mass.) ; v. 17.
Intersections ; v. 17
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Subjects:
Meditation -- Christianity -- History -- Congresses.
Meditation -- History -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The late medieval and early modern period is a particularly interesting chapter in the development of meditation and self-reflection. Meditation may best be described as a self-imposed disciplinary regime, consisting of mental and physical exercises that allowed the practitioner to engender and evaluate his self-image, and thence to emend and refashion it. The volume aims at examining the forms and functions, ways and means of meditation from c. 1300 to c. 1600. It tries to analyze the internal exercises that mobilized the sensitive faculties of motion, emotion, and sense (both external and internal) and the intellective faculties of reason, memory, and will, with a view to reforming the soul, and the techniques of visualization that were frequently utilized to engage the soul’s mediating function as vinculum mundi , its pivotal position in the great chain of being between heaven and earth, temporal and spiritual experience. Contributors include Barbara Baert, Wietse de Boer, Feike Dietz, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Karl Enenkel, Jan de Jong, Walter Melion, Wolfgang Neuber, Hilmar Pabel, Jan Papy, Paul Smith, Diana Stanciu, Nikolaus Staubach, Jacob Vance, and Geert Warnar.
Contents:
pt. 1. Meditatio and refashioning the self in literature, 1300-1600
pt. 2. Religious meditation in the late medieval and early modern theology
pt. 3. Exercitia spiriutalia : meditation and the Jesuits
pt. 4. Religious meditation in the visual arts, 13th-17th century.
Notes:
Rev. proceedings of a colloquium held in Apr. 2009 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Enenkel, K. A. E.
Melion, Walter S.
ISBN:
1-283-12043-7
9786613120434
90-04-21056-3
OCLC:
728673212
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004192430.i-440 DOI