Bridal Mysticism and Eucharistic Devotion: The Marriage of the Lamb in an Illustrated Apocalypse from Fourteenth-Century England: The marriage of the Lamb in an illustrated Apocalypse from fourteenth-century England

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This article discusses a little known depiction of the Marriage of the Lamb (Rev. 19.6–9) in an illuminated Apocalypse manuscript from fourteenth-century England. It centers on the substitution of the ring representing the marital bond between the Lamb and its bride, by a host. This modification seems to turn the bride into Ecclesia and the marriage supper into a Eucharistic feast; it also identifies the bride with the priest at the moment of the Elevation of the Host. The article explores the liturgical and didactic meanings of this change, placing it in a wider textual and visual context and discussing its reception by possible female viewers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-246
Number of pages20
JournalViator - Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Metrical apocalypse
  • Pastoral care
  • Elevation of the host
  • Pepys apocalypse
  • Bridal mysticism
  • English illuminated manuscripts
  • Marriage of the lamb
  • Liturgy
  • Nuns
  • Exegesis
  • History and sciences of religions
  • Exegesis and biblical criticism
  • Revelation
  • New Testament

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Bridal Mysticism and Eucharistic Devotion: The Marriage of the Lamb in an Illustrated Apocalypse from Fourteenth-Century England: The marriage of the Lamb in an illustrated Apocalypse from fourteenth-century England'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this