Cookies Policy
X

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

Conclusion To Part II:The Reality Of ‘Civility’ Spurred by Religion

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

An exploration of archival and printed sources reveals an assortment of moments when parishioners encouraged, negotiated or outright rejected spiritual values during the heat of conflict. The recognition that in some circumstances the use of violence was illegitimate, ineffective and sinful is a fundamental step in the 'civilizing process' for such recognition reveals that the shift in attitude toward extroverted behavior and violent agency, which Elias largely credited to humanism, was catalyzed earlier and more extensively by religious beliefs. Parishioners' beliefs about the necessity of charity, the propriety of self-restraint and the importance of respect for God and 'God's things' helped forge a negotiated sense of social discipline, still rough when compared to an ideal world of Christian fellowship, yet still remarkable when compared to the rough reality of late medieval life.

Keywords: Christian; civilizing process; God; Parishioners; violence

10.1163/ej.9789004173873.i-196.43
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004173873.i-196.43
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

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