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

In Vita Miracles; The Means, The Performance And The Criticism

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

In the twelfth century, hagiographers showed that supernatural power worked in saints according to the accepted patterns of sanctity known from the life of Christ and the Apostles. Although the authors of GA, GB and GD have listed some miracles before the translations of Jón's and Þorlákr's remains, that certainly does not diminish the effect of those processes on Guðmundr's miracle working. The hagiographers of Jón and Þorlákr were against describing the in vita miracles of their protagonists in order to avoid the issue of vanity. Both in the provision-of-food miracles and other miracles it is noticeable that the use of rituals gained in sophistication during the years of Guðmundr's episcopacy. Arngrímr is also the only one of Guðmundr's hagiographers who has not mentioned the saint's "defeat" in another case involving holy water.

Keywords: &N;orl&e;kr; Arngr&e;mr Brandsson; Christ; episcopacy; Gu&h;mundr; hagiographer; in vita miracle; J&e;n; saint



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:
    Constructing a Cult — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation