And You Welcomed Me: A Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early by Amy G. Oden

By Amy G. Oden

This quantity presents an anthology of approximately forty basic resource records that describe the paintings of spiritual groups that took care of pilgrims and the unwell within the overdue old and early medieval international. The undertaking identifies letters, diary bills, directions, sermons, travelogues, and neighborhood files and ideas that supply us a window right into a global of early groups that observed it as their accountability and their privilege to take care of the ailing, to guard the pilgrim, and to host the stranger. each one record is positioned in historic, geographical, and social context because it contributes to an rising photo of those groups. the quantity addresses the motivations and practices of groups that risked extending hospitality. Why did those groups take nice hazards for the socially susceptible? What stake did they've got in pilgrims and the ailing? What communal stories supported and sustained either the groups and their audiences? How used to be hospitality cultivated?

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