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Embodying the Sacred Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima

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ISBN-10: 0822369958

ISBN-13: 9780822369950

Edition: 2018

Authors: Nancy E. van Deusen

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In seventeenth-century Lima, pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects, as well as with one another, their families, and ecclesiastical authorities. In Embodying the Sacred, Nancy E. van Deusen considers how women created and navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu. Through close readings of diverse primary sources, van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine--or were objectified as conduits of holiness--in innovative and powerful ways: dressing a religious statue, performing charitable acts, sharing interiorized…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 12/22/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English