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Women, men, and spiritual power : female saints and their male collaborators

Author: John Wayland Coakley
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Gender, theory, and religion
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Women, Men, and Spiritual Power, John Coakley explores male-authored narratives of the lives of Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Angela of Foligno, and six other female prophets or mystics of the late Middle Ages. His readings reveal the complex personal and literary relationships between these women and the clerics who wrote about them. Coakley's work also undermines simplistic characterizations of male  Read more...
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Coakley, John Wayland.
Women, men, and spiritual power.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005053783
(OCoLC)61513217
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Wayland Coakley
ISBN: 0231508611 9780231508612
OCLC Number: 64394427
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 354 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: "You Draw Us After You"; 1. The Powers of Holy Women; 2. Revelation and Authority in Ekbert and Elisabeth of Schönau; 3. A Shared Endeavor? Guibert of Gembloux on Hildegard of Bingen; 4. James of Vitry and the Other World of Mary of Oignies; 5. Self and Saint Peter of Dacia on Christine of Stommeln; 6. Hagiography and Theology in the Memorial of Angela of Foligno; 7. The Limits of Religious Authority Margaret of Cortona and Giunta Bevegnati; 8. Hagiography in Process Henry of Nördlingen and Margaret Ebner. 9. Managing Holiness Raymond of Capua and Catherine of Siena10. Revelation and Authority Revisited John Marienwerder on Dorothy of Montau; 11. Authority and Female Sanctity: Conclusions; NOTES; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Gender, theory, and religion
Responsibility: John W. Coakley.
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In Women, Men, and Spiritual Power, John Coakley explores male-authored narratives of the lives of Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Angela of Foligno, and six other female prophets or mystics of the late Middle Ages. His readings reveal the complex personal and literary relationships between these women and the clerics who wrote about them. Coakley's work also undermines simplistic characterizations of male control over women, offering an important contribution to medieval religious history. Coakley shows that these male-female relationships were marked by a funda.

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