Daily uk news Manchester Metropolitan University puts a TRIGGER warning on religious medieval text because of 'graphic' and 'upsetting' content PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - History students at Manchester Metropolitan University will now be alerted to the potentially graphic content in a translation of the Miracles of the Hand of St James.

Daily uk news Manchester Metropolitan University puts a TRIGGER warning on religious medieval text because of 'graphic' and 'upsetting' content PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - History students at Manchester Metropolitan University will now be alerted to the potentially graphic content in a translation of the Miracles of the Hand of St James.

Daily uk news Manchester Metropolitan University puts a TRIGGER warning on religious medieval text because of 'graphic' and 'upsetting' content PremierLeague-News.Com
03 August 2022 - 09:17

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! University professors have applied trigger warnings to an 800-year-old religious text because the miracles described could be 'graphic'. History students at Manchester Metropolitan University will now be alerted to the potentially graphic content in a translation of the Miracles of the Hand of St James - a medieval text that describes the alleged miracles attributed to the mummified hand of St James. Students set to study the historical text are first told: 'Warning. Some of the miracles can be pretty graphic and may be off-putting to some.' Staff also flagged 'outdated' language in the 1970s translation from Latin by Professor Brian Kemp which is 'now considered offensive', according to the warning note seen by The Telegraph. History students at Manchester Metropolitan University will now be alerted to the potentially graphic content in a translation of the Miracles of the Hand of St James - a medieval text that describes the alleged miracles attributed to the mummified hand of St James (pictured)Only one manuscript copy of the text survives, which is held in Gloucester Cathedral Library. One of the passages includes a description of a woman 'swollen with the disease of dropsy' who prays at St James's shrine in Reading Abbey until the 'pit of her stomach burst forth' and the 'floodgates of her bowels were opened'   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'We will not give up on Archie until the end': Mother of... What a relaxing BRAKE! Holidaymaker suffers nightmare... Share this article Share And another talks of a woman who 'coughed up a great deal of blood' before her foot, with toes at the heel and a heel at the toes, was healed.  Vomiting poison, encounters with demons and a mother losing her child during a difficult birth are all labeled as potentially upsetting for students.  But Professor Frank Furedi from the University of Kent says: 'Young people are invited to feel like patients rather than students.  Students set to study the historical text are first told: 'Warning. Some of the miracles can be pretty graphic and may be off-putting to some' Staff also flagged 'outdated' language in the 1970s translation from Latin by Professor Brian Kemp which is 'now considered offensive'. Pictured: Manchester Metropolitan University 'Instead of something that is done to entertain or illuminate, they are seen as something traumatising and damaging to mental health.' The supposed hand of St James the Apostle was brought to England by Queen Matilda and gifted in 1133 to Reading Abbey, where its healing qualities were attested to by the monks in a written miracula or log of miracles.The hand of St James was hidden and saved during the dissolution of the monasteries, and was recently displayed in Reading.A Manchester Metropolitan University spokesman said: 'Some of the Miracles can be pretty graphic and may be off putting to some. 'Miracle XXI in particular might be upsetting to some people (it deals with a woman surviving the stillbirth of her child). 'Also, Kemp wrote the article in 1970 and some of the language he uses, in reference to mental and physical health, is now outdated.'  'Graphic' passages from the religious text Miracle II (c. 1155)At about the same time a certain woman in the village of Earley became swollen with the disease of dropsy. Believing that the blessed James would hlep her, she came to Reading, on the eve of his nativity to call in her affliction upon God and the blessed apostle. At about the first vigil of the night, just as the monks were beginning matins, the aforesaid woman threw herself on the pavement of the presbytery and began to writhe and to have her inside stirred up from the very marrow for the sake of her health. Indeed, her very bowels were stirred up. She had passed some part of the night in this agony, when suddenly the pits of her stomach burst forth and the floodgates of her bowels were opened.

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. Before daybreak, before the night had run its full course, the mercy of the blessed James had been so efficacious that, when the woman's stomach was measure, to people's amazement it was found to be four handbreadths narrower than her own girdle. And so, restored to perfect health, she was eager to give thanks. The great crowd which had gathered for the feast day praised and glorified God for all the things which they had heard and seen. Miracle XX (Feb, 1173)At Estonie, near Seford, there lived a girl named Ysembela, daughter of John the fisherman... Her hand was shrunken and paralysed and hung motionless from her side close to her back. Her foot was bent round and incapable of acting as a foot, was so twisted that her main foot bones took the place of her heel, her toes were in the place of the bones, and the nails of her shoe were where her toes should have been...Her aunt exclaimed: 'Quick! Hurry as fast as you can and make haste to Reading. Take the only coin I have and when you get to Reading by yourself a candle with it.'She entered the church and when she had lit her candle the hand of the Lord came upon her and His spirit was troubled within her.She shook her hair about, banged her head and dashed her body against the stone with so little consideration for herself that one might have thought that she wished to destroy herself and extinguish what life was left in her. After about three hours it pleased the Lord to remedy her distress and put an end to her sickness. Miracle XXI (1154-89)Aquilina, daughter of Reginald de Courtenay and wife of Gilbert Basset, conceived and, after the normal period of pregnancy, came to the point of birth, but had not the strength to give birth. She was tormented by extreme agony of labour for some days and received no help or alleviation from the doctors she called nor from the medicines she tried...When she had been in labour for four days and had not given birth, only death seemed to remain and her end was thought to be rapidly approaching, chiefly because the fetus, being dead in her womb, had turned across her belly and made the mother's womb its own tomb, while one of its hands which had come out in birth continued to hang down for two days and could not be drawn back. In fact, it really looked like a dead body buried in a dying body, a corpse within a corpse, a child within its mother. Water of St James was brought to her from Reading and given to her to drink. This forestalled the onset of death and eased the agony of her labour, for immediately the sweetest sleep settled on her agonising torment and flowed over her anguish. And as she slept under its influence, unknowingly and feeling no pain, she gave birth and by the apostle's power escaped the jaws of death.   adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Read more: History students warned accounts of religious miracles may disturb them DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); });

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