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Things of the spirit : women writers constructing spirituality

Author: Kristina K Groover
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2004.
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In essays on topics ranging from Teresa of Avila's mysticism to the politicized spirituality of postmodern women writers, the contributors chronicle the development of women's spiritual writing as a  Read more...

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Things of the spirit.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2004
(OCoLC)646969900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina K Groover
ISBN: 026802961X 9780268029616 0268029628 9780268029623
OCLC Number: 55149404
Description: viii, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The architectonics of desire : pageantry, procession, and protagonists in Teresa of Ávila's Interior castle (1577) / Elizabeth J. Adams --
Religious reconstruction of feminine spirituality : reading past the praise in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum / Sue Matheson --
"She is but enchanted" : Christianity and the occult in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania / Sheila T. Cavanagh --
Reflections on the sacred : the mystical diaries of Jane Lead and Ann Bathurst / Avra Kouffman --
Ritual and performance in Christina Rossetti's "Goblin market" / Debra Cumberland --
The mirroring of heaven and earth : female spirituality in Elizabeth Prentiss's Stepping heavenward and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The gates ajar / Rory Dicker --
"Who has not found the heaven, below, will fail of it above" : Emily Dickinson's spirituality / Roxanne Harde --
"Nothing but spiritual development" : Mary Butts's Ashe of rings, and, Scenes from the life of Cleopatra / Roslyn Reso Foy --
Marvelous arithmetics : womanist spirituality in the poetry of Audre Lorde / Sharon Barnes --
The spirit of a people : the politicization of spirituality in Julia Alvarez's In the time of the butterflies, Ntozake Shange's sassafrass, cypress & indigo, and Ana Castillo's So far from God / Holly Blackford --
Faces of the Virgin in Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek / Jacqueline Doyle --
Beginnings are everything : the quest for origins in Linda Hogan's Solar storms / Ellen L. Arnold --
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and women's sensual spirituality / Kimberly R. Myers.
Responsibility: edited by Kristina K. Groover.

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