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The Resource The politics of Middle English parables : fiction, theology, and social practice, Mary Raschko

The politics of Middle English parables : fiction, theology, and social practice, Mary Raschko

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The politics of Middle English parables : fiction, theology, and social practice
Title
The politics of Middle English parables
Title remainder
fiction, theology, and social practice
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Mary Raschko
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Language
eng
Summary
The politics of Middle English parables examines the dynamic intersection of fiction, theology and social practice in late-medieval England. Parables occupy a prominent place in Middle English literature, appearing in dream visions and story collections as well as in lives of Christ and devotional treatises. While most scholarship approaches the translated stories as stable vehicles of Christian teaching, this book highlights the many variations and points of conflict across Middle English renditions of the same story. In parables related to labour, social inequality, charity and penance, the book locates a creative theological discourse through which writers attempted to re-construct Christian belief and practice. Analysis of these diverse retellings reveals not what a given parable meant in a definitive sense but rather how Middle English parables inscribe the ideologies, power structures and cultural debates of late-medieval Christianity
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Raschko, Mary
Dewey number
820.9/001
Index
index present
LC call number
PR255
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Manchester medieval literature and culture
Series volume
23
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  • English literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • English literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Religion in literature
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The politics of Middle English parables : fiction, theology, and social practice, Mary Raschko
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Front matter; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Teaching unreasonable tales: the parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard; Stories for revising the self: the parable of the Prodigal Son; Examinations of social conscience: the parable of Dives and Lazarus; Ethical allegories: the parable of the Good Samaritan; Paradox formed into story: the parables of the Wedding Feast and Great Supper; Epilogue: Writing parabolic fiction: Langland's pardon episode; Bibliography; Index
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1055160906
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1 online resource
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online
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9781526131188
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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(OCoLC)1055160906
Label
The politics of Middle English parables : fiction, theology, and social practice, Mary Raschko
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front matter; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Teaching unreasonable tales: the parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard; Stories for revising the self: the parable of the Prodigal Son; Examinations of social conscience: the parable of Dives and Lazarus; Ethical allegories: the parable of the Good Samaritan; Paradox formed into story: the parables of the Wedding Feast and Great Supper; Epilogue: Writing parabolic fiction: Langland's pardon episode; Bibliography; Index
Control code
1055160906
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526131188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctv189cbft
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055160906

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