skip to content
Women and mystical experience in the Middle Ages Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Women and mystical experience in the Middle Ages

Author: Frances Beer
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This book is a study of three medieval women, Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Julian of Norwich, all of whom were mystics. Although they differed radically in temperament, they largely transcended the antifeminism of their times - perhaps as a result of the confidence arising from their extraordinary spiritual experiences - and articulated their special revelations, even when they diverged from
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hildegard, Saint; Mechthild, of Magdeburg; Julian, of Norwich; Mechthild, von Magdeburg.; Hildegard, sainte; Mechtilde, de Magdebourg; Julienne, de Norwich; Juliana, von Norwich.; Hildegard, von Bingen.; Mechthild, von Magdeburg.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Beer
ISBN: 085115302X 9780851153025
OCLC Number: 25746971
Description: 174 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapters on Hildegard of Bingen --
Mechthild of Magdeburg --
Julian of Norwich.
Responsibility: Frances Beer.

Abstract:

A study of three major medieval women mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Mechtild of Magdeburg and Julian of Norwich, all of whom articulated their special revelations, even when they diverged from  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25746971>
library:oclcnum"25746971"
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Place
schema:name"Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/25746971>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Mechthild, of Magdeburg, approximately 1212-approximately 1282"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/267191779>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Mechthild von Magdeburg."
schema:name"Mechtilde, de Magdebourg, ca 1212-ca 1282."
schema:name"Mechthild, von Magdeburg."
schema:name"Mechthild, of Magdeburg, approximately 1212-approximately 1282."
schema:sameAs<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83176384>
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179"
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Julian, of Norwich, 1343-"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Mysticisme--Histoire--600-1500 (Moyen Âge)."
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Femmes mystiques--Biographies."
schema:author
schema:datePublished"1992"
schema:description"here more fully revealed to a 20th-century audience by Frances Beer's close textual analysis of her work, supported by such biographical detail as remains. Their social milieu and historical context, carefully considered, also help us to understand them as individuals: however liberated, they are to some extent products of their environments. Hildegard's perception of her Creator is informed by the heroic ideal, while Mechthild's erotic experience seems to reveal the."
schema:description"influence of the minnesingers. The solitary Julian's experience of tender intimacy with her Lord, to be shared with any who would be Christ's lovers, reveals an egalitarian confidence in the ability of the individual soul to progress towards oneness with the divine. Each of the writers displays her 'womanliness' in a variety of ways - Hildegard by the inclusion of grand female figures such as Ecclesia and Synagogue, Mechthild by the elevation of the Virgin to divine."
schema:description"This book is a study of three medieval women, Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Julian of Norwich, all of whom were mystics. Although they differed radically in temperament, they largely transcended the antifeminism of their times - perhaps as a result of the confidence arising from their extraordinary spiritual experiences - and articulated their special revelations, even when they diverged from orthodox doctrine, in their writings. Each of the women is."
schema:description"Hildegard, Mechthild or Julian."
schema:description"Chapters on Hildegard of Bingen -- Mechthild of Magdeburg -- Julian of Norwich."
schema:description"status, equal to her son, and Julian by her understanding of the motherhood of God. Their individual natures are also further revealed through the author's examination of their resolution of a number of theological problems. By contrast, the works of two medieval men writing for women are also explored, for an indication of the degree to which their approach might be informed by antifeminism, and to compare their approach to the experience of union with that of."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1028674>
schema:genre"History"
schema:genre"Biography"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Women and mystical experience in the Middle Ages"
schema:numberOfPages"174"
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.