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Women, Men, and Spiritual Power Female Saints and Their Male Collaborators

Author: John Coakley
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Coakley
ISBN: 9780231134002 0231134002 9780231508612 0231508611
OCLC Number: 956785579
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB322933226 (OCoLC)956785579
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Description: 1 online resource (367 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction. "You Draw Us After You" 1. The Powers of Holy Women 2. Revelation and Authority in Ekbert and Elisabeth of Schonau 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 Nordlingen and Margaret Ebner 9. Managing Holiness: Raymond of Capua and Catherine of Siena 10. Revelation and Authority Revisited: John Marienwerder on Dorothy of Montau 11. Authority and Female Sanctity: Conclusions Notes Abbreviations Bibliography Index

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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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Coakley's clear conceptual framework alone would be extraordinarily helpful to excerpt as a brief introduction to the primary questions in the field. Church History Women, Men, and Spiritual Power is Read more...

 
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