Charity and Religion in Medieval Europe by James Brodman

By James Brodman

Demanding situations traditional perspectives of medieval piety by means of demonstrating how the ideology of charity and its imaginative and prescient of the lively lifestyles supplied a major replacement to the ascetical, contemplative culture emphasised through such a lot historians.

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47. See his Rich and Poor in Renaissance Venice, 199, 633–38. 36 the pious and the practical route to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. To expiate his final and inevitable sin, the unwitting murder of his father and mother, he is directed by the pope to “lodge ..... ” The legend is illuminating in several respects. First of all, it reveals a continuing admiration for voluntary poverty. This is a fitting state for both the penitent and those who serve the Lord more actively as pilgrims, crusaders, or hospitallers.

585. While the identification of the “poor of Christ” with those in material need seems to have taken hold in France and Spain in the early thirteenth century, John Henderson argues that in Florence this transformation did not occur until the material crisis of the fourteenth century; see his Piety and Charity in Late Medieval Florence (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), 252–54; Giovanni Ricci, in his study of the deserving poor in northern Italy, also places the transfer of meaning in the earlier fourteenth century; see his “Naissance du pauvre honteux: Entre l’histoire des idées et l’histoire sociale,” Annales: Économies, sociétés, civilisations 38 (1983): 168–69.

Then, on the basis of the fourth commandment, the next priority is given to parents, whom children are bound not only to honor but also to support in times of necessity. Next in importance would come friends, dependents, and kinsmen. To further discriminate among one’s neighbors—as well as among strangers—Innocent believes that, when everything else is equal, priority should be give to those who lead a just and upright life, lest alms condone or otherwise support sin and the commission of evil.

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