Women, men, and spiritual power : female saints and their male collaborators / John W. Coakley.

Author
Coakley, John W. (John Wayland) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Description
1 online resource (x, 354 pages)

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Subject(s)
Series
Gender, theory, and religion
Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-344) and index.
Source of description
Print version record.
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.
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Academic Search Complete. EBSCO
ISBN
  • 0231508611 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780231508612 ((electronic bk.))
Publisher no.
EB00639384
OCLC
64394427
Doi
  • 10.7312/coak13400
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