Book reviews by Rachel Fulton Brown


Review of Jonathan D. Teubner, Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition, in The Journal of Religion, 102.1 (January 2022): 151-53.

Review of Holly Ordway, Tolkien's Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, in Athwart, July 14, 2021.

Review of Mary Dzon, The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages, in The Journal of Theological Studies 71.1 (April 2020): 387-89.

Review of Jill K. H. Geoffrion, Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral, in Reading Religion, September 12, 2018

Review of John Munns, Cross and Culture in Anglo-Norman England, in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 69.3 (July 2018): 633-35.

Review of Kati Ihnat, Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England, in Speculum 93 (April 2018): 519-20

Review of Amy Hollywood, Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and the Study of Religion, in The Medieval Review 17.11.17

Review of Stephen Shoemaker, Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion, in First Things (June/July 2017): 45-49.

Review of R.M. Thomson and M. Winterbottom, eds. Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary: William of Malmesbury, in The Medieval Review 16.09.35.

Review of David C. Mengel and Lisa Wolverton, eds., Christianity and Culture in the Middle Ages: Essays to Honor John Van Engen, in Irish Theological Quarterly 81 (May 2016): 209-10.

Review of Maureen Barry McCann Boulton, Sacred Fictions of Medieval France, in H-France, Vol. 16 (April 2016), No. 50.

Review of Line Cecilie Engh, Gendered Identities in Bernard of Clairvaux's "Sermons on the Song of Songs": Performing the Bride, in Speculum 90. 4 (October 2015): 1112-13.

Review of Lisa H. Cooper and Andrea Denny-Brown, ed., The Arma Christi in Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture, With a Critical Edition of 'O Vernicle,' in Francia-Recensio 2015/3:

Review of Michelle Karnes, Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages, in The Catholic Historical Review 101.2 (Spring 2015): 360-62.

Review of Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Medieval Pets, in The Historian 76.4 (Winter 2014): 887-88.

Review of Cynthia Robinson, Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, in Speculum 89.3 (2014): 817-19. 

Review of Mary Carruthers, The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages, in The Medieval Review 14.02.10.

Review of Virginia Reinburg, French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600, in The Journal of Modern History 85.4 (2013): 943-45.

Review of Leslie Brubaker and Mary B. Cunningham, ed., The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium: Texts and Images, in The Medieval Review 12.10.08.

Review of Gary Waller, The Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Popular Culture, in The Medieval Review 12.02.29.

Review of Judith H. Oliver, Singing with Angels: Liturgy, Music, and Art in the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock, in Studies in Iconography 30 (2009): 219-223.

Review of Michael Ward, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, in The Journal of Religion 88.4 (2008): 557-58.

Review of Ann Astell, Eating Beauty: The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages, in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 7.2 (Fall 2007): 225-28.

Review of Jean-Francois Cottier, Anima mea: Pri`eres priv'ees et textes de devotion du Moyen Age latin, in The Journal of Medieval Latin 16 (2006): 307-11.

Review of Fernando and Gioia Lanzi, Saints and their Symbols: Recognizing Saints in Art and in Popular Images, trans. Matthew J. O'Connell, in Church History 75.3 (September 2006): 716-17.

Review of Beth Kreitzer, Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century, in Church History  74.3 (September 2005): 612-14.

Review of M.B. Pranger, The Artificiality of Christianity: Essays on the Poetics of Monasticism, in The Journal of Religion 85.1 (January 2005): 180-81.

Review of Barbara Newman, God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages, in Modern Philology 102.3 (February 2005): 413-17.

Review of Richard Barber, The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief, in America: The National Catholic Weekly 191.19 (December 13, 2004): 17-18.

Review of Constance Brittain Bouchard, "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted": The Discourse of Opposites in Twelfth-Century Thought, in H-France, September 2003.

Review of Celia Chazelle, The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era: Theology and Art of Christ's Passion, in The Journal of Religion 83 (July 2003): 460-62.

Review of Donna Spivey Ellington, From Sacred Body to Angelic Soul: Understanding Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, in The Medieval Review 02.03.08.

Review of Anne Winston-Allen, Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages, in The Journal of Religion 79 (July 1999): 469-71.

Review of Timothy Gorringe, God's Just Vengeance: Crime, violence and the rhetoric of salvation, in Law and History Review 17 (Summer 1999): 393-96.

Review of R.N. Swanson, Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215-c. 1515, in The Journal of Religion 77 (April 1997): 297-99.

Review of Giles Constable, Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought: The Interpretation of Mary and Martha. The Ideal of the Imitation of Christ. The Orders of Society, in Albion 28 (Winter 1996): 667-69.

Review of Mary C. Mansfield, The Humiliation of Sinners: Public Penance in Thirteenth-Century France, in The Journal of Religion 76 (October 1996): 632-34.

Review of Georges Duby, Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages, in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 38 (1995): 665-67.

Review of Andreae de Sancto Victore opera, 3: Expositiones historicas in libros salomonis, edited by Rainer Berndt, in Speculum 69.1 (1994): 101-2.


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