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Christine de Pizan and biblical wisdom : a feminist-theological point of view

Author: Bonnie A Birk
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, ©2005.
Series: Marquette studies in theology, #47.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fifteen-century writer Christine de Pizan very adeptly used various aspects of the religious traditions of her day in her confrontation of misogynous beliefs and attitudes. In this book the insights of today's feminist scholars in religion are used to demonstrate that one of the more intriguing religious elements Christine drew upon was the female figure of biblical Wisdom."--Jacket.
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Birk, Bonnie A., 1941-
Christine de Pizan and biblical wisdom.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005024887
(OCoLC)61478659
Named Person: Christine, de Pisan; Christine, de Pisan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie A Birk
ISBN: 1423733525 9781423733522 9780874623635 0874623634
OCLC Number: 62276204
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction. Chapter review --
The life of Christine de Pizan (1364-1430) --
The making of a fifteenth-century feminist --
The paths of wisdom. The current feminist-theological conversation on God language --
Who is Wisdom and where can she be found?Proverbs ; Baruch ; Sirach (Ecclesiaticus) ; Wisdom of Solomon --
Wisdom/ Sophia/ Sapientia in the late medieval world. Henry Suso ; Hildegard of Bingen ; Hugh of St. Victor ; Jean de Muen ; Jean Gersoon --
L'Epistre Othéa la Deesse : The letter of Othéa the Goddess. L'epistre au Dieu d'Amour as background to L'Epistre Othéa --
The allegorical-exegetical format of L'Epistre Othéa --
The multilayered meaning of Othéa --
Othéa: a wisdom aretalogy from Wisdom of Solomon 8: 8-10, 15 --
Manifestations of the idea of wisdom --
Mythical women and Christian doctrine --
Mythical women and authoritative advice --
Conclusion --
L'Advision Cristine : Christine's Vision. Recent scholarly opinion on the genre and purpose of L'Advision --
Part 1 of L'advision Cristine. The lament of Libera ; Christine and Sainte Sapience Divine as Antigraphe/Antigraffe --
Part 2 of L'Advision Cristine : The challenge of Dame Opinion --
Part 3 of L'Advision Cristine. The appearance of Tres Glorieuse Sapience ; Earthly versus heavenly rewards ; Human participation in the divine ; True Felicité : the Trinity and divine wisdom ; God, Who is you, and you, who are He ; Knowing wisdom : the way one wishes to inquire ; The all-encompassing nature of wisdom --
Conclusion : "the more pleasing the more one gazes upon it" --
Le Livre de la Cité des dames : The book of the city of ladies. Part 1 of the Cité des dames. Christine's lament ; The appearance of biblical wisdom as the Deesses de Gloire ; Building the case --
Part 2 of the Cité des dames --
Part 3 of the Cité des dames --
Conclusion --
Conclusion. The journey of biblical wisdom in Christine's writings ; Christine and the biblical Book of the Wisdom of Solomon --
Sapience as deity? --
Sapience as divine confirmation of female and male ontological equivalence --
Appendix : chronological list of Christine de Pizan's writings.
Series Title: Marquette studies in theology, #47.
Responsibility: Bonnie A. Birk.
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"The fifteen-century writer Christine de Pizan very adeptly used various aspects of the religious traditions of her day in her confrontation of misogynous beliefs and attitudes. In this book the insights of today's feminist scholars in religion are used to demonstrate that one of the more intriguing religious elements Christine drew upon was the female figure of biblical Wisdom."--Jacket.

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