Jesus as monster

Robert Mills

in Bettina Bildhauer, ed., The Monstrous Middle Ages, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003, 28-54

Analyses three elements of the association between Christianity and monstrosity: the hybridisation of identity categories in the writings of female mystics (Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich), the juxtaposition of Christ with monstrous creatures in medieval bestiaries and topographical discussions (Gerald of Wales and Guillaume le Clerc), and sculptures and manuscript illuminations depicting the Christian deity as a bestial, hybridised figure.

Language: English

ISBN: 0-7083-1822-3


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