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In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son : The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (c. 1200–1550

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Delcorno investigates the relevance, function, and variety of interpretations of the parable of the prodigal son throughout the medieval period and up to the religious conflicts of the 16th century. During this period this biblical story became a fundamental pastoral instrument to shape and negotiate the self-perception of the faithful, he says, who in turn were called to look at the prodigal son's story as a mirror reflecting their own lives. Among his topics are the voice of the preacher: late medieval model sermons, Italian preaching on the prodigal son from Bernardine da Siena to Savonarola, and the 16th-century prodigal son: a multiple mirror. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 550
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Preaching, History
Series Title: Commentaria
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Pietro Delcorno
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2017
TCIN: 52779216
UPC: 9789004315075
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8896
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