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Teresa, a woman : a biography of Teresa of Avila

Author: Victoria Lincoln; Elias L Rivers; Antonio T De Nicolás
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1984.
Series: SUNY series in cultural perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Teresa, of Avila Saint; Thérèse, d'Avila sainte; Teresa, of Avila Saint; Teresa, de Jesús; Teresa (de Jesuś)
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Lincoln; Elias L Rivers; Antonio T De Nicolás
ISBN: 0873959361 9780873959360 087395937X 9780873959377
OCLC Number: 10780478
Description: xli, 440 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Juan Sanchez, Teresa's Jewish grandfather --
Theresa's father and mother; her birth in Gotarrendura --
Teresa's sibilings --
Teresa as a child and as a very young woman in Avila --
Her life in an Augustinian convent --
Teresa as nun in the unenclosed Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation --
Osuna's third spiritual alphabet; "mental prayer" --
Teresa's recovery from serious illness --
Inner conflict; Teresa's second conversion following her reading of Saint Augustine's confessions --
Jesuit confessors; Teresa's desire to escape from the incarnation --
breakdown of Teresa's health; living in the house of Yomar (Dona Guiomar de Ulloa); Teresa and certain Jesuits; The first rapture --
Teresa and her confessor, Juan de Pradanos; visions and voices --
"The ecstasy of Saint Teresa" --
Fray Pedro de Alcantara --
The idea of founding a reformed, enclosed Carmelite convent --
First steps toward establishing a reformed convent; difficulties --
Teresa ordered to Toledo as spiritual companion to a widowed great lady. Teresa writes her life, as ordered to by Father Garcia de Toledo --
Bishop Mendoza; humble founding of Saint Joseph's discalced convent in Avila --
Saiving Saint Joseph's from being closed by the city council --
Teresa's constitutions for discalced Carmelite nuns --
Garcia de Toledo, Domingo Banez, and the way of perfection --
Enter Rubeo (Father Rossi, new Carmelite General) --
House-hunting for a reformed convent in Medina del Campo; Heredia; John of the cross --
Malagon. Trouble caused by Teresa's loan of manuscript of her life --
A tiny house for discalced Carmelite friars in Duruelo; labors of John of the Cross; Malaria --
Convents in Valladolid and Toledo --
The princess of Eboli --
A year in Toledo; inquisitor Soto --
Founding in Salamanca; the bad friars at Pastrana; the book of foundations --
Teresa's very partial account of the foundings in Salamanca and Alba de Tormes --
Cause of the delay in Salamanca; what happened in Alba de Tormes --
Teresa and Martin de Gutierrez; climate of fear --
The Carmelite provincial's plan to sidetrack Teresa --
Her return to the Incarnation as prioress --
John of the Cross at the Incarnation as its Vicar and confessor to the nuns --
Enter Gracian; a letter from Teresa to King Phillip --
The house at Salamanca, Father Baltasar Alvarez, and the widowed princess of Eboli as a nun --
Father Domingo Banez, Gracian, Nieto, and Mariano --
Founding a convent in Segovia --
The Spanish inquisition --
Founding a convent at Beas; Teresa's blind faith in Gracian --
Teresa's love for Gracian, and her vow to him --
The journey to Seville --
Teresa in Seville; her letters to her General Rubeo --
Teresa's appeal to King Phillip; her strangely unadmirable self-justifying letter to a prioress --
Maria del Corro; General Rubeo's condemnation of Teresa; his authority versus that of Gracian as apostolic visitor --
A letter from Teresa to General Rubeo; the inquisition comes to Seville to question her --
Teresa's suberb successful defense; the convent at Caravaca; letter of this time --
The Vicar-General, Tostado; Teresa's flight from Seville to Malagon; financial problems of the convents --
Some of Teresa's troubles with Gracian --
Teresa's new book, The Visitation of Convents; letters she wrote during a year in Toledo --
Teresa's fears for Gracian --
New problems; Maria de San Jose; more letters to Gracian --
Teresa and her brother Lorenzo --
Things go from bad to worse for Teresa, Gracian and the discalced --
More letters; writing The Interior Castle; death of the friendly papal Nuncio --
War between calced and discalced Carmelites; Teresa's effort to overcome effects of Gracian's inactivity; and imbroglio and violence at the Incarnation --
Imprisonment of John of the Cross; Teresa's letters to the King --
Beginning of a year of crisis; idea of making the discalced a separate order --
Teresa's attempts to influence the new Nuncio, Sega, who is hostile to reform --
Teresa's advice to Gracian, on an appeal to Rome --
Gracian, King Phillip and the Nuncio --
Accusations at the Seville convent; Teresa and Doria --
Teresa's travels resumed --
A foundation at Villanueva de la Jarra; a threat of violence to Teresa in Montalban --
Orders to visit Valladolid and Segobia and to found in Palencia; John of the Cross, a saint --
Teresa's meditations; death of her broter Lorenzo --
Teresa's brush with death; deaths of friends --
An unopposed founding in Palencia --
A chapter meeting of the discalced; Teresa's new constitutions for her order --
Plan to found in Soria --
The Soria founding --
Failure of Saint Joseph's and other convents to maintain Teresa's ideals --
More problems for Teresa --
Dr. Castro, a congenial confessor; last meeting with John of the Cross --
A ghastly trip to Burgos --
A founding in Burgos despite hostility --
Trouble with Jesuits; beginning of Teresa's fatal illness; Burgos flooded --
Visit to Palencia; last letter to Gracian --
A bad reception in Valladolid; Teresa kidnapped by Heredia; a mess in Alba de Tormes --
Teresa's death and burial; exhumation at Gracian's orders; Author's last words on Saint Teresa.
Series Title: SUNY series in cultural perspectives.
Responsibility: Victoria Lincoln ; edited with introductions by Elias Rivers and Antonio T. de Nicolás.


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