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dc.contributor.authorCollett, Jessica Rae
dc.identifier.citationCollett , J R 2022 , ' Bede on bodily sickness, episcopal identity and monastic asceticism ' , Studies in Church History , vol. 58 , pp. 28 - 45 .
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dc.description.abstractThe value of bodily affliction as a means for integrating an active life of good works on earth with the contemplative values of heaven, prior to the return of Christ and the world's end, remains relatively unexplored, despite suffering saints being a common medieval trope. Using the work of Gregory the Great and the Venerable Bede, this article seeks to explore the interrelation of an active contemplative life and bodily affliction to shed light upon Bede's use of Gregory and his presentation of Cuthbert's episcopate to forge a distinctive understanding of the links between bodily illness, episcopal identity and the biblical ordering of time, as that ordering finds expression in biblical eschatology and apocalyptic.
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dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Ecclesiastical History Society. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectBR Christianityen
dc.titleBede on bodily sickness, episcopal identity and monastic asceticismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
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