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

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ISBN-10: 0231134002

ISBN-13: 9780231134002

Edition: 2006

Authors: John W. Coakley, John 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 fundamental tension between power and fascination: the priests and monks were supposed to hold authority over the women…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction. "You Draw Us After You"
The Powers of Holy Women
Revelation and Authority in Ekbert and Elisabeth of Schonau
A Shared Endeavor? Guibert of Gembloux on Hildegard of Bingen
James of Vitry and the Other World of Mary of Oignies
Self and Saint: Peter of Dacia on Christine of Stommeln
Hagiography and Theology in the Memorial of Angela of Foligno
The Limits of Religious Authority: Margaret of Cortona and Giunta Bevegnati
Hagiography in Process: Henry of Nordlingen and Margaret Ebner
Managing Holiness: Raymond of Capua and Catherine of Siena
Revelation and Authority Revisited: John Marienwerder on Dorothy of Montau
Authority and Female Sanctity: Conclusions