Gender, Catholicism And Spirituality: Women and the Roman Catholic Church in Britain and Europe…

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorLaurence Lux-Sterritt, Carmen Mangion

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This timely collection of essays, from an international team of authors, spans a wide geographical and chronological spectrum and focuses on female relationships with piety and religious vocations. Ideal for students, each chapter introduces new research and offers a guide to historiographical debates and methodologies.

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This timely collection of essays, from an international team of authors, spans a wide geographical and chronological spectrum and focuses on female relationships with piety and religious vocations. Ideal for students, each chapter introduces new research and offers a guide to historiographical debates and methodologies.

CARMEN M. MANGION is Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.   LAURENCE LUX-STERRITT is Lecturer in British HIstory at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.6 × 6.32 × 0.78 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577601

ISBN - 13:9780230577602

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Gender, Catholicism, Women's Spirituality over the Longue Duree; L.Lux-Sterritt& C.M.Mangion
Presence and Absence in Thirteenth Century Italy: Reading Clare of Assisi in Franciscan Liturgy and Community; A.Welch
Marguerite Porete and the Predicament of her Preaching in Fourteenth Century France; R.Lahav
The Impact of Renaissance Gender-Related Notions on the Female Experience of the Sacred: The Case of Angela Merici's Ursulines; Q. Mazzonis
Teresa de Jesus's Book and the Reform of the Religious Man in Sixteenth Century Spain; E. Rhodes
Mary Ward's English Institute and Prescribed Female Roles in the Early Modern Church; L.Lux-Sterritt
An English Nun's Authority: Early Modern Spiritual Controversy and the Manuscripts of Barbara Constable; J.Lay
Power in Piety: Inspiration, Ambitions and Strategies of Spiritual Virgins in the Northern Netherlands during the Seventeenth Century; M. Monteiro
'Martyrs of England! Standing on High!': Roman Catholic Women's Hymn-writing for the Re-invigoration of the Faith in England, 1850-1900; N.J.Cho
Expressions of Self-surrender in Nineteenth-Century France: The Case of Therese Couderc (1805-1885); K.Stogdon
The 'Mixed Life': Challenging Understandings of Religious Life in Victorian England; C.M.Mangion
Afterword; F.E.Dolan
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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"The introduction and essays provide nuanced and stimulating treatments of their topics...this volume promises to stimulate thought and debate." -- Claire Sahlin, Texas Woman's University