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Caritas, neighbourly love and the early modern self, Katie Barclay

Label
Caritas, neighbourly love and the early modern self, Katie Barclay
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Caritas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
Katie Barclay
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online
Sub title
neighbourly love and the early modern self
Summary
Caritas, a form of grace that turned our love for our neighbour into a spiritual practice, was expected of all early modern Christians, and corresponded with a set of ethical rules for living that displayed one's love in the everyday. Caritas was not just a willingness to behave morally, to keep the peace, and to uphold social order however, but was expected to be felt as a strong passion, like that of a parent to a child. This book explores the importance of caritas to early modern communities, introducing the concept of the 'emotional ethic' to explain how neighbourly love become not only a code for moral living but a part of felt experience
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