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In Search of Sacred Time:
Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend
Jacques Le Goff
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

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Preface [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
1. Jacobus de Voragine in His Time 1
2. The Major Inspirations for Jacobus de Voragine 9
3. The Prologue and the Temporale 14

  • The Prologue 14
  • The Temporale 19

4. The Sanctorale 22

  • Saintliness and Christianity 22
  • Saints in the Golden Legend 24
  • All Saints Day 26

5. The Time of Renewal 33

  • Advent 33
  • The Saints of Advent 35
  • Saint Andrew, Apostle 36
  • Saint Nicholas 39
  • Saint Lucy, Virgin 45
  • Saint Thomas, Apostle 47

6. The Time of Reconciliation and Pilgrimage 51

  • The Birth of Our Lord: Jesus According to the Flesh 52
  • Saint Anastasia 55
  • Saint Stephen 56
  • Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist 59
  • The Holy Innocents 62
  • Saint Thomas of Canterbury 63
  • Saint Sylvester 65
  • The Circumcision of the Lord and the Epiphany of the Lord 68
  • Saint Paul, Hermit, and Saint Anthony 73
  • Saint Paul 76
  • Saint John the Almsgiver 81

7. The Time of Deviation 84

  • From Septuagesima to Quadragesima 86
  • The Ember Day Fasts 89
  • The Passion of the Lord 90
  • The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 92
  • The Annunciation of the Lord 95
  • Saint Gregory, Saint Benedict, and Saint Patrick 96

8. The Time of Reconciliation 100

  • The Ascension of the Lord 103
  • The Holy Spirit 106
  • The Finding of the Holy Cross 108
  • The Greater and Lesser Litanies 111
  • Saint Ambrose 113
  • Saint George 115
  • Saint Mark, Evangelist 117
  • Saint Peter Martyr 118

9. The Time of Pilgrimage 121

  • The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 122
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 126
  • The Exaltation of the Holy Cross 128
  • The Finding of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr, and the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist 130
  • Multiple Saints 132
  • Saint Maurice and His Companions 133
  • Saints Dionysius, Rusticus, and Eleutherius 135
  • The Eleven Thousand Virgins 137
  • The Four Crowned Martyrs 138
  • Saint John the Baptist 139
  • Saint Peter, Apostle 141
  • Saint Paul, Apostle 142
  • Saint Christopher 143
  • Saint Dominic 144
  • Saint Bernard 145
  • Saint Augustine 148
  • Saint Michael, Archangel 152
  • Saint Jerome 154
  • Saint Francis 156
  • Saint Martin, Bishop 157
  • Saint Elizabeth of Hungary 161
  • Saint Catherine 164
  • All Saints and the Commemoration of All Souls 165
  • Saint Pelagius, Pope: The History of the Lombards 170
  • The Dedication of a Church 176

Conclusion 181
Afterword 183
Notes 185
Bibliography 197

  • 1. Jacobus de Voragine and the Golden Legend 197
  • 2. Genoa in the Time of Jacobus de Voragine 199
  • 3. The “Beautiful” Thirteenth Century 200
  • 4. The Latin Legendaries 200
  • 5. The Dominicans in the Thirteenth Century 201
  • 6. Liturgy and Christian Time in the Middle Ages 201
  • 7. Christian Time in the Middle Ages 202
  • 8. Saints and Sanctity under Christianity 202
  • 9. Various Studies on Time 203
  • 10. Time and History 205

Index 207

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