- What are the religious anxieties of the Middle Ages as reflected in the letter of Abelard to Heloise?
- Hans-Georg Lundahl
- none/ apprx Masters Latin & Greek, Lund University
- Answered 33m ago
- I have not read that letter, but as far as I know it, it was not an anxious letter, so, “the religious anxieties of the Middle Ages as reflected” in it would be some queer psychoanalytic nonsense on Freudian, culturally Marxist, lines.
I have read the poem O quanta qualia, which he also wrote Héloïse in her monastery, and it is definitely not anxious in any normal sense of the word.