By Isabel Moreira
Moreira analyzes changing attitudes toward dreams and visionary experiences beginning in late antiquity, when the church hierarchy considered lay dreamers a threat to its claims of spiritual authority. Moreira describes how, over the course of the Merovingian period, the clergy came to accept the visions of ordinary folk as authentic.
Written in clear and inviting prose, this book enables readers to understand how the clerics of Merovingian Gaul allowed a Christian culture of dreaming to develop and flourish without compromising the religious orthodoxy of the community or the primacy of their own authority.
- Ithaca, NY
- Gaul--Church History
- Dreams--Religious Aspects--Christianity--History Of Doctrines--Early Church, Ca. 30-600
- Dreams--Religious Aspects--Christianity--History Of Doctrines--Middles Ages, 600-1500
- Church History--Primitive And Early Church, Ca. 30-600
- Christian Hagiography--History--To 1500
- Church History--Middle Ages, 600-1500
- Visions--History--To 1500