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Boenig, Robert 1948-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 2,821 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Church history  Romances  Drama  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR1872, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Robert Boenig
Anglo-Saxon spirituality : selected writings ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages by Robert Boenig ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, medievalist Robert Boenig explores Lewis's personal and professional engagement with medieval literature and culture and argues convincingly that medieval modes of creativity had a profound impact on Lewis's imaginative fiction. The Middle Ages affected Lewis in different ways. Early in his life he found medieval narrative compelling, sharing his love for it with others and first experiencing the intense spiritual longing he termed "joy" through his engagement with it. He went on to build a successful career as a scholar who was, as he put it, "chiefly a medievalist." His creative writing not only evokes the Middle Ages but also adapts the medieval technique of appropriating and altering prior texts as a means of generating new stories. Understanding Lewis's creative appropriation of previous sources is essential for a full assessment of his achievement as a creative writer. For Lewis, the medieval was above all a place where he encountered the spiritual. It was through the medieval in its mode of Norse myths, particularly those involving the Norse god Balder, that he experienced "joy." He delighted in hunting this joy through medieval books, like those of Malory or Chaucer, and also through more modern works that evoke the Middle Ages, such as the prose romances of William Morris. Among the works of devotion and spirituality that Lewis continually read toward the end of his life were the medieval classics The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis and Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich. The medieval for Lewis was a place where he could--and did--encounter God. Using Lewis's private correspondence, scholarly books and articles, and creative writing, Boenig charts Lewis's involvement with all things medieval, demonstrating the importance of the Middle Ages in any assessment of Lewis's literary achievements
Chaucer and the mystics : the Canterbury tales and the genre of devotional prose by Robert Boenig ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaucer and the Mystics is a contextualization of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in terms of the genre Chaucer himself valorizes in his Retraction, the prose treatise of morality and devotion. The many works of this kind have not yet been studied for their connections with Chaucer's writings - a surprising fact, given Chaucer's interest in them and the occasional inclusion of works like the Parson's Tale, the Tale of Melibee, and the Monk's Tale anonymously in flfteenth-century compendia of devotional treatises. Analogues among the five great Middle English mystics (Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and Margery Kempe), together with works from the body of anonymous treatises of prose devotion, are described, with attention given to Chaucer's sometimes comic, sometimes serious purposes
Saint and hero : Andreas and medieval doctrine by Robert Boenig ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and English, Middle and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"includes a new glossary, a timeline of Chaucer's life and times, and detailed headers showing the section and line numbers, making it easier to find a specific section of the poem. Several popular prologues and tales have also been added to the selection: The Cook's Prologue and Tale, The Friar's Prologue and Tale, The Merchant's Prologue and Tale, and the Parson's Prologue."--Back cover
Manuscript, narrative, lexicon : essays on literary and cultural transmission in honor of Whitney F. Bolton ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eleven literary scholars and linguists examine the range of transmission processes important to medieval literature and to the history of the English language. Contributors investigate issues such as the editorial reshaping of manuscripts; the reformulation of textual material as it crosses genres; and the mediation of doctrine through translation. Several authors study cases of transmission and exchange significant to the development of Middle and Modern English. Each of these essays considers the convoluted nature of the transmission process in question, and reconsiders the historical framework that has informed our own reception of it."--BOOK JACKET
Mysticism and spirituality in Medieval England ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystical gesture : essays on medieval and early modern spiritual culture in honor of Mary E. Giles ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Acts of Andrew in the country of the Cannibals : translations from the Greek, Latin, and Old English by Andreas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin miracles of the Virgin : a translation and a study by Patricia Timmons ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accessible and useful to students and scholars of medieval and Spanish studies, this is the first English translation of a twelfth-century Latin collection of miracles that Gonzalo de Berceo likely used as the source for his thirteenth-century Spanish collection Milagros de Nuestra Señora. This book includes the original Latin text, translations of the Latin Miracles, including analyses of 'Saint Peter and the Lustful Monk' and 'The Jews of Toledo.'
The wood beyond the world by William Morris ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking fantasy novel, The Wood Beyond the World tells the story of a young man, Golden Walter, who finds himself in a strange and frightening world after being abandoned by his wife and lost at sea. The novel takes the form of Walter's quest for the visionary Maid that he sees at the beginning of his journey, and takes him from his failed marriage through temptation to fulfillment. Set in Morris's imaginative recreation of a medieval world, the novel is full of vivid imagery and surprising emotional realism
Contemplations of the dread and love of God (1506) : a facsimile reproduction ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Andreas" and doctrinal controversy in the early Middle Ages by Robert Boenig ( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biblical commentaries by Richard Rolle ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biblical commentaries : short exposition of psalm 20, treatise on the twentieth psalm, comment on the first verses of the Canticle of Canticle, commentary on the Apocalyspe by Richard Rolle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Rolle : biblical commentaries by Richard Rolle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biblical commentaries : short exposition of Psalm 20 ... [etc] by Richard Rolle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hopkins and Merton by Robert Boenig ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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