Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Sleep of BehemothDisputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451324

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 28 September 2021

Inner Peace

Inner Peace

Discord, Discretion, and Discipline

Chapter:
(p.153) Chapter 5 Inner Peace
Source:
The Sleep of Behemoth
Author(s):

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.003.0006

This chapter considers medieval understandings of “inner peace” in the Christian context. For high medieval thinkers who followed Saint Augustine, the sacraments did not open the gates to a community of peace but rather conferred peace by demanding that the recipient rearrange their emotional priorities. This peace meant a transformation of the senses, the victory of spirit over flesh resulting in the ability to reject what the body had craved. Grace came as a challenge and provocation, not as an easy escape or reward: it was a call to battle between spirit and flesh. Peacemaking through discernment began as transformative turbulence and culminated in the disciplining of emotions.

Keywords:   inner peace, sacraments, discernment, discretio, emotional discipline, peacemaking

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.