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The Ages of ManA Study in Medieval Writing and Thought$
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J. A. Burrow

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198117551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117551.001.0001

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Ideals of Transcendence

Ideals of Transcendence

(p.95) 3 Ideals of Transcendence
The Ages of Man

J. A. Burrow

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the transcendence ideal and its influence upon medieval writers, which can be traced through the biographies of saints and other Christian heroes. The discussions show that transcendence themes do serve to mute the ‘contrast between youth and age’.

Keywords:   transcendence, medieval writers, saint's biographies, Christian heroes

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