The Weight of Love: Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the by Robert Davis

By Robert Davis

Supplementing theological interpretation with old, literary, and philosophical views, the load of affection analyzes the character and position of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion via an unique interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure. It intervenes in the most important advancements in medieval Christian suggestion and perform: the renewal of curiosity within the corpus of Dionysius the Areopagite in thirteenth-century Paris and the proliferation of recent different types of affective meditation excited about the fervour of Christ within the later center a long time. throughout the exemplary existence and demise of Francis of Assisi, Robert Glenn Davis examines how Bonaventure strains a paranormal itinerary culminating within the meditant’s complete participation in Christ’s crucifixion. For Bonaventure, Davis asserts, this dying represents the becoming-body of the soul, the consummation and transformation of wish into the crucified physique of Christ.

In dialog with the modern historiography of feelings and significant theories of impact, the load of affection contributes to scholarship on medieval devotional literature via urging and supplying a extra sustained engagement with the theological and philosophical gildings of affectus. It additionally contributes to debates round the “affective flip” within the humanities via putting it inside of this significant ancient context, hard sleek different types of impact and emotion.

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