By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan
This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and difficult examine of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, an important vernacular spiritual author within the historical past of Anglo-Saxon England. The participants contain just about all of the most important AElfric students operating at the present time and a few vital more moderen voices. all of the chapters is a state-of-the-art piece of labor which addresses one point of AElfric's works or occupation. The chapters are organised topically, instead of via chronology, style or biography, and among them hide the total AElfrician corpus and the most important contextual concerns; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is thoroughly built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric reviews are at present a crucial component of Anglo-Saxon experiences, yet whereas thus far there was loads of particular paintings on a few facets of AElfric, this assortment offers the 1st assessment. members: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert okay. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.
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There have been articles on various aspects of his thought,110 and as mentioned above, Lynne Grundy’s Books and Grace, offering an account of the full range of his doctrinal thinking, appeared in 1991, with Grundy insisting on the Augustinian character of all of his theology. Among the areas covered by Grundy, of course, both in Books and Grace and in a separate article,111 is Ælfric’s eucharistic teaching, the theme that had made him an interesting figure to scholars in the first place all those centuries ago.
45). 53 These publications covered the main recognized divisions of linguistic scholarship: syntax, phonology and morphology. 56 Amongst the questions raised by scholars was that of whether in using this alliterative/rhythmical style Ælfric was writing prose or verse, a question that is back on the agenda again today. A particular article that would stimulate much discussion in later scholarship was Gordon 53 On the development of Anglo-Saxon studies in America in the late nineteenth century, see J.
79 Smetana’s work was supplemented shortly afterwards by J. E. 80 In similar fashion to Smetana on Ælfric’s sermons, Zettel, 76 Dubois, Ælfric, pp. 142–93. Grundy, Books and Grace: Ælfric’s Theology, p. 9. 78 Raynes, ‘MS. Boulogne-sur-mer 63 and Ælfric’; see also Gatch, ‘MS Boulognesur-mer 63 and Ælfric’s First Series of Catholic Homilies’. 79 Smetana, ‘Ælfric and the Early Medieval Homiliary’ and ‘Ælfric and the Homiliary of Haymo of Halberstadt’; note also his doctoral dissertation, ‘Ælfric and the Early Medieval Homiliary’.
A Companion to Ælfric (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) by Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan