The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian ThoughtThe Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought
Margaret R. Miles

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Taking the incarnation as her focus, Miles considers all manner of visual and liturgical clues (e.g., paintings, music, devotional practices) to understand how the central affirmation of Christianity has been interpreted in each age. The accompanying CD-ROM features hundreds of photos. 464 pages, softcover. Blackwell.
     

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Preface

Acknowledgments

Prelude: Flesh and Word

1. The Christian Movement in the Second and Third Centuries

2. Inclusions and Exclusions: The Fourth Century

3. Fleshing Out the Word: Medieval Christianity East and West

4. The Voice of the Pages: Incarnation and Hierarchy in the Medieval West

Interlude

5. Death and the Body in the Fourteenth-Century West

6. The Suffering Body of Christ: The Fifteenth Century

7. Re-forming the Body of Christ: The Sixteenth Century, Part I

8. Reforming the Body of Christ: The Sixteenth Century, Part 2

9. Rationalism and Religious Passion: The Seventeenth Century

10. Keeping Body and Soul Together: Eighteenth-Century Christianity

Postlude: The Word Made Flesh

Bibliography

Index