Trinitarian Hagiography in Late Medieval England: Rewriting St Robert of Knaresborough in Latin Verse

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Title
Trinitarian Hagiography in Late Medieval England: Rewriting St Robert of Knaresborough in Latin Verse
Journal
Studies in Church History
Author(s)
Hunter Blair Hazel J.
ISSN
0424-2084
2059-0644
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
57
Pages
74-95
Language
english
Abstract
The Order of the Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives (or Trinitarian Order) is one of the least studied continental religious groups to have expanded into thirteenth-century England. This article examines shifting notions of Trinitarian redemption in late medieval England through the prism of the order’s writing about Yorkshire hermit St Robert of Knaresborough (d. 1218). Against the Weberian theory of the routinization of charisma, it demonstrates that Robert’s inspirational sanctity was never bound too rigidly by his Trinitarian hagiographers, who rather co-opted his unstable charisma in distinct yet complementary ways to facilitate institutional reinvention and spiritual flourishing in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Keywords
Hagiography, St Robert of Knaresborough, Trinitarian Order, Order of the Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives, manuscripts, medieval England
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation
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