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A woman's way : the forgotten history of women spiritual directors

Author: Patricia Ranft
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book delineates the history of spiritual direction for women and by women within the larger context of the history of Christian spirituality and its understanding of human perfectibility. In her examination of the ways in which women practiced spiritual direction, Ranft reveals how they expanded their roles by using an avenue of influence previously overlooked by scholars."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ranft
ISBN: 0312217129 9780312217129 0333929896 9780333929896 0312294441 9780312294441
OCLC Number: 43050087
Description: 254 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Direction in the Desert --
Direction Comes West --
The Age of Spiritual Advice --
The Visionary and the Confessor-Interrogator --
The Dawn of the Golden Age --
The Golden Age Continued --
Direction and Revolution --
Contemporary Spiritual Direction.
Responsibility: Patricia Ranft.
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Given the significance of spiritual direction in modern Christianity, surprisingly little attention has been given to the tradition upon which today's spiritual direction is built.  Read more...

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