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  • Record Number: 6069
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Häcker , Martina.
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  • Title: A Woman Between Doubt and Faith: The Metamorphosis of Judith From an Old Testament Character into a New Testament Character [Second International Medieval Conference, University of Leeds, July 10-13, 1995. Session 106].
  • Source: Old English Newsletter 28, 3 (Spring 1995):
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  • Article Type: Conference Paper Abstract
  • Subject (See Also): Judith, Old English Poem Literature- Verse
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10
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  • Abstract: The Old English poem "Judith" has frequently becn compared to the Book of Judith in the Vulgate. In their comparisons, critics have concentrated on the reduction to two protagonists, the description of battle scenes, and the characters of the protagonists. "Judith" has been interpreted as an allegory of "ecclesia" on the basis of the keyword "faith." This paper argues that two other keywords are equally important: "doubt" and "mercy," and that in the combination of these lies the key to the character of Judith, which can be seen as deriving from a New Testanlent frame of reference [Reproduced by permission of Robert Schicler, the “Abstracts of Papers in Anglo-Saxon Studies” editor, and the editors of the “Old English Newsletter.”].
  • Author's Affiliation: Universität Basel
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00301973
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