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

By Duard Grounds

Gregory, a 6th-century bishop of Tours, was a great collector of saints' lives. The Gallic saints he described would heal the sick, protect fugitives, and release prisoners. However, these saints were also quick to take offense and to punish - paralyzing, crippling, and even killing those who slighted them or threatened their interests. This book reconciles 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. (Series: Theologie - Vol. 110) [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity, Medieval Studies]

Publication Date: 6/5/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906144