The pulpit of an Orientalism born out of medieval heresiography
, morphing into missionarism then colonial litterature de surveillance then area studies still has its preachers to the choir; but from the perspective IEQ has defined as its own, such fault-finding is a confirmation that IEQ is on the right track.
In the final part he examines Islamic heresiography
as a literary genre, probes some of the technical terminology employed in it, and discusses its Sitz im Leben.
Theology, including works on heresiography
in refutation of Batini doctrines.
Not surprisingly, clerical leaders on both sides of the Atlantic used every available means to combat the Moravian threat including legal action, physical threat, and polemic filled with a heresiography
of sexual impropriety first assigned to the Munsterite Radicals in the 1520s.
For this volume Michael Frassetto assembled many of the best minds in medieval heresiography
. The resulting articles represent the cutting edge of scholarship in the origins, description, progress, and broader implications of heterodox movements in the Middle Ages.
She also engages the underlying genre with a chapter on "Gangraena as Heresiography
," a much-needed exercise as heresiographers, like generals, are always (re-)fighting past wars.
in Context, PhA 56, (Leiden, 1992), p.
Indeed, Zagorin is impatient with most contemporary literary criticism: `A writer on Milton today, especially one who like myself is not a literary specialist but an intellectual, cultural and political historian, does not find it easy to dell with current critical perspectives on the poet' (x), but after a grim heresiography
(`Postmodernism, deconstruction, and the new historicism and its British variant, cultural matelialism ...') he frees himself with a curt gesture of dismissal: `I have reflected on these critical positions, but have not found them persuasive' (x).
Those reports were filled with the pejorative conventions of Protestant heresiography
, and for fifty years Shaker apologists fought a pitched battle against apostate critics and evangelical Protestant rivals alike.
His descriptive catalogue of the various religious groups known to his time and place (what used to be called a heresiography
) has long been valued not only for the information it provides but for the spirit in which it was composed.