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Author Ross, Ellen M., 1959-

Title The grief of God : images of the suffering Jesus in late medieval England / Ellen M. Ross.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages, 39 pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-190) and index.
Summary Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries images of a wounded and bloody Christ proliferated in England, appearing in sermons, drama, church decorations, and spiritual treatises. Some scholars see these graphic portrayals of suffering as signs of a new emphasis on Jesus's humanity, while others see renewed emphasis on a terrifying God of vengeance. Ross, however, argues that these explanations have misunderstood the nature of medieval attitudes toward the suffering Christ. Analysing a wide range of textual and pictorial evidence, she finds that in their encounters with the wounded Jesus - the Saviour whose blood nurtures, feeds, and heals human persons - medieval believers found the God of mercy and love.
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Subject Jesus Christ -- Crucifixion -- Art.
Jesus Christ -- Art -- Crucifixion.
J├ęsus-Christ -- Crucifiement -- Art.
Suffering of God -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
God (Christianity) -- Mercy -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Christian art and symbolism -- England -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Christian literature, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ross, Ellen M., 1959- Grief of God. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 019510451X (DLC) 96005502 (OCoLC)34354945
ISBN 1429415304 (electronic bk.)
9781429415309 (electronic bk.)
019510451X (Cloth)