Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond
Caroline Walker Bynum
448 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 34 illus.
Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3985-7 | $49.95 | £32.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
Bynum argues that Christ’s blood as both object and symbol was central to late medieval art, literature, and religious life. As cult object, blood provided a focus of theological debate about the nature of matter, body, and God and an occasion for Jewish persecution; as motif, blood became a central symbol in popular devotion.
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