Christine de Pizan and Biblical Wisdom

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The fifteen-century writer Christine de Pizan very adeptly used various aspects of the religious traditions of her day in her confrontation of misogynous beliefs and attitudes. In this book the insights of today's feminist scholars in religion are used to demonstrate that one of the more intriguing religious elements Christine drew upon was the female figure of biblical Wisdom.
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Overview

The fifteen-century writer Christine de Pizan very adeptly used various aspects of the religious traditions of her day in her confrontation of misogynous beliefs and attitudes. In this book the insights of today's feminist scholars in religion are used to demonstrate that one of the more intriguing religious elements Christine drew upon was the female figure of biblical Wisdom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874626995
  • Publisher: Marquette University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Series: Marquette Studies in Theology Ser.
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 11
Ch. 2 The paths of wisdom 33
Ch. 3 L'Epistre Othea la Deesse - the letter of Othea the Goddess 65
Ch. 4 L'Advision Cristine - Christine's vision 89
Ch. 5 Le Livre de la Cite des dames - the book of the city of ladies 121
Ch. 6 Conclusion 157
App Chronological list of Christine de Pizan's writings 171
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