Miracles of Punishment and the Religion of Gregory of Tours and Bede

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Duard Grounds

ISBN 978-3-643-90614-4
Band-Nr. 110
Jahr 2015
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theologie

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Gregory, a sixth-century bishop of Tours, was a great
collector of saints‘ lives. The Gallic saints he described
healed the sick, protected fugitives, and released
prisoners. They were also quick to take offense and to
punish, paralyzing, crippling, and even killing those who
slighted them or threatened their interests. This work
attempts to reconcile these two aspects of Gregory’s saints,
allowing for a better understanding of the place of miracles
of punishment (Strafwunder) within the broader theological
context of the early medieval Latin West.

Duard Andrew Grounds is a researcher affiliated
with the Department of Theology at the University of