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The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era


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List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The passion and Christological inquiry at the court of Charlemagne; 3. The crucified God in the Gellone Sacramentary and Hrabanus Maurus' In honorem sanctae crucis; 4. The crucified Christ in later Carolingian literature; 5. For whom did Christ die?: the controversy over divine predestination; 6. One-time sacrifice, daily food and drink: the controversy over the eucharist; 7. Three later Carolingian crucifixion images; 8. Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.

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Examines thinking during the Carolingian 'Renaissance' on the critical issue of Christ's Passion and Crucifixion.


'The result is without doubt the most thorough study of the passion in the Carolingian period to date.' David Appleby, The Medieval Review ' ... an interesting and thorough book, full of insights.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'This book is filled with illustrations, most of them of great interest ... There is a comprehensive index and a select bibliography.' Oxford Academic Journals 'Chazelle's careful, perceptive and engaging discussions, and her firm grasp of the sources, both primary and secondary, make this book an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on the so-called Carolingian Renaissance.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'This is a work of fine scholarship in a little known area, presented with style as well as insight, illuminating many theological themes which are of relevance today but above all showing how artistic representation and written word complement and illuminate one another.' Journal of Theological Studies 'This is a book in the best tradition of sophisticated theological, intellectual, and iconographical analysis. It should be required reading for all those concerned to explain that most distinctive of medieval constructions: the devotion - both intellectual and affective - to the crucified Christ.' Journal of Religion

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