So runs one of the popular film songs from my youth — and it pretty much symbolises what the Virgin means to me. Kerala, unlike other states of India, contain a sizeable Christian population who trace their pedigree back to Saint Thomas, who is purported to have come to the state in A. So Christianity as a religion is as common for us Keralites as Hinduism or Islam. And in the districts where the Christians are mainly Catholics — like the town of Thrissur, where I reside — the Virgin Mary is as important an icon as Jesus Christ.
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The Cult of the Virgin Mary got mixed in a bit later. Marian Cult and Love Poetry; mixture of love and religion Laura, Beatrice Although today the notion of whether or not there ever was a cult or practice of Courtly Love has come under much attack, one can find poetry that clearly used its concepts, especially in the 12th and 13th centuries. There are three unique aspects of Courtly Love: Courtly love is something entirely new in Europe, and the major source of our modern ideas about romantic love. Courtly love is not very popular currently, especially not in serious literature and film. Maybe there's a relation between the woman's movement and the decline of courtly love? An interesting question to think about.
Mystics and Troubadours Last Updated on Sun, 02 Sep Western Christianity While Bernard was extolling the love of God that ultimately leads to love of oneself for the sake of God, poets were extolling the love of woman for the ennoblement of man. What is notable from the twelfth century on is that Christian theological and mystical conceptions of love on the one hand and secular courtly love on the other hand intertwine. We can see this development in relation to medieval interpretations of the relationship of the bridegroom and bride in the Song of Songs. In the early church through the early Middle Ages, their relationship was allegorized with Christ as bridegroom and the church as the bride.
His works are typically ribald and full of puns and jests but his sentimental verses foretell the deeply artistic and eloquent art of later Troubadour masters, such as Bernart de Ventadour d. In less than half a century, the Troubadour influence had spread north to the Loire and beyond. Poetry in the Troubadour style was written by many, even the king of England, Richard I the Lion-Hearted , put quill to parchment to express the sentiments of chivalry. In music, Adam de la Halle c.