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Stephen Penn

obey our teachers, since a Christian can only do wrong by not honouring or serving those parents adequately. And that is why this is taught in the first commandment of the second table, as the measure and rule of all others. What would become of any Catholic who ignored part of the symbol in which the faith of his or her mother was inscribed? Indeed, the words ‘I believe in the Catholic church’ represent a symbol everywhere! I do not think that the lord bishops are displeased by the fact that the Christian faith is drawn from the quiddity of the church, because they

in John Wyclif
Fact, fiction, and film
Kevin J. Harty

England [in the late fourteenth century] and left clues to the greatest treasure in history in their wake. The Church will do anything to keep these secrets and two reluctant treasure hunters are drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. Shot on location with actual unexplained sites and artifacts, The American Templars will excite the mind and raise questions about faith, history, and the things that unite us all. 32 The film’s convoluted plot then manages to combine the ongoing clergy abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church with theories about figures who have

in From Iceland to the Americas
The well- travelled tyrant and some of his unchecked baggage
Richard Hillman

International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church , ed. Charles G. Hebermann et al., 16 vols (New York: Encyclopedia Press, 1914 ), s.v. Scythopolis. 32 ‘He was no lesser than Alexander, or if so, it was by very little

in A knight’s legacy
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The Book of Esther in early modern biblical drama
Chanita Goodblatt

performed’. 70 Could it thus be proposed that the Fool's criticism of the attack against the Jews by the king and his adviser was sanctioned in its turn as part of the Reformation's struggle against the dominant Catholic Church? Lastly, the perceived danger of the Fool's response to the mandate against the Jews in Ein Schön Purim Shpil is attested to by the burning of a later version of its text and the banned performance of all such plays by Jewish authorities in the early eighteenth century – perhaps as much for its

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama
Matthew Scribner

1000 the Norse of Iceland had become Christian and were themselves, like their fifteenth-century Italian successors, given to proselytising. But if Loewen understates the influence of medieval Christianity here, he overstates the influence of Renaissance Christianity elsewhere: Perhaps the most far-reaching impact of Columbus’s findings was on European Christianity. In 1492 all of Europe was in the grip of the Catholic Church. As the Encyclopedia Larousse puts it, before America, ‘Europe was virtually incapable of self-criticism’. After America, Europe

in From Iceland to the Americas
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Character depiction and direct discourse
Eva von Contzen

, too.45 She greets Theodora with an invocation to God (191–4), and appears to know the rules of the Catholic Church in great detail (see below). That the old woman is playing a role in order to reach her aim can be deduced from her behaviour towards the young man. In the earlier conversation, her words are not marked by Christian diction. Character depiction and direct discourse 105 The trick the hag uses to arouse Theodora’s interest is to pretend that she is the one in need of help and seeking Theodora’s comfort – and the saint walks into the trap: ‘sit don

in The Scottish Legendary
Elizabeth A. R. Brown

him – by death, if necessary. 66 Such sentiments are consistent with his conviction that he was obligated – and prepared – to die to defend the res publica, the faith, and the unity of the Roman church. 67 The justifications he prepared to defend his actions at Anagni provide access to his ideas about the society in which he lived and his obligations to it and to God. He repeatedly invoked the organic metaphor, but in his apologies it was the body of the universal Catholic church to which he appealed, rather than the body of the kingdom. Echoing declarations

in Law, laity and solidarities
Monika Fludernik

compatibility seems to suggest a closer approximation and therefore to imply an analogy with Protestantism and Catholicism. 31 Anti-Catholic discourse would, of course, have identified the Romans with the Catholic Church and Catherine's Christianity with Puritan virtue and stricter religious performance. Yet, given the historical source, the tyranny of Maximin represents paganism, and St Catherine persecuted Christianity; the depiction of the ‘Roman Church’ could very well be read allegorically as a critique of hypocritical

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama
Remembering the Norse
Tim William Machan

Alexandria, Minnesota. Today, indeed, the town has a Runestone Park as well as a Runestone Museum whose exhibits include, according to the website, ‘the world famous Kensington Runestone’. 38 There is a Viking Plaza mall, a Catholic church named ‘Our Lady of the Runestone’, and an enormous statue of Big Ole, a horned-helmeted Viking. A bit up the road, in Fergus Falls, the Viking Café serves a ‘Vik Vuffin’ sandwich. A lot of this enthusiasm, I suspect, is tongue-in-cheek. But as with that Incan dog, it also has an unsettling quality, which is not simply the extent of

in From Iceland to the Americas
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Bede on the Flood
Daniel Anlezark

both the pure and impure; animals brought into the ark sevenfold are the clean, enjoying the seven-fold gift of the spirit, while those included in pairs signify the duplicity of the spiritually unclean, the false Christians who participate in the sacraments of the Catholic Church. These may even desire salvation, and outwardly appear on the way to redemption, but of them James 1:8 warns: vir duplex animo inconstans

in Water and fire