Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Sermons, Confessions And Private Meditation: Learning That Vengeance Disturbs The Divine

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Priests instructed parishioners in confessionals and sermons that God would turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the wrathful. Mirk counseled that during confession, parish priests should warn wrathful parishioners that their anger causes angels to flee them while devils rush to embrace them. The most ancient prayer of Christianity was the source of significant discussion in many primers and sermons. Each line of the prayer was analyzed and explicated so that parishioners would understand what exactly they were asking of God and of themselves. For late medieval authors, parishioners' response to vendetta should mirror the divine because God also existed within a world of honor and dishonor. If parishioners could just begin to regard participation in parochial rituals and pious posture during those rituals as significant signs of good repute, then maybe they would place less value on their participation in conflict and aggression in other settings.

Keywords: Christianity; god; Mirk; parishioners; sermon



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Polluting the Sacred — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation