Medici Et Medicamenta


Foreword By Daniel P. Sheridan
Part One: A Survey Of Modern Historiography Of Penance (ca. 1500-2000)
Penance As Construct In The Modern History Of Religions
From Dogmatic History To The History Of Dogma (ca. 1520-1920)
Convergences And New Directions (ca. 1920-2000)
Paradigms In The New Contemporary Historiography Of Penance
Part Two: A Survey Of The Literature Of Penance (ca. 1650 B.C.-A.D. 650)
Penance In Pre-Christian Antiquity
The Origins Of Ritual Penance In Christian Antiquity
The Transformation Of Penance In Late Antiquity
The Monasticization Of Penance (ca. 450-650)

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This book is a comprehensive historiographical survey on Christian penance and confession from the early sixteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The author charts the change from medieval practices of penance to the modern rites of penance.

The book’s title refers to the latin phrase medici et medicamenta, or, “spiritual doctors and medicines,” to indicate a unifying theme of this study.


SKU (ISBN): 9780761844297
ISBN10: 0761844295
Natalie Molineaux
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group

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