Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature
Slojka, Ewa, The Catholic Historical Review
Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature. By Karen Sullivan. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 281. $35.00.)
In Truth and the Heretic, Karen Sullivan sheds much light on the process of constructing medieval heresy as a social threat. On the basis of a wide selection of historical records and literary texts, she persuasively argues that the heterodox believer was perceived as destabilizing the status of truth, certainty, authority, law, testimony, and evidence in Christian society. She juxtaposes competitive portrayals of heresy in didactic and literary writings to suggest that literature could express the truths about religious …
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Publication information: Article title: Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature. Contributors: Slojka, Ewa - Author. Journal title: The Catholic Historical Review. Volume: 93. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2007. Page number: 397+. © 2003 The Catholic University of America Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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