In Her Words: Women's Writings in the History of Christian Thought / Edition 1
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In Her Words: Women's Writings in the History of Christian Thought / Edition 1

by Amy Oden, Amy Oden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0687459729

ISBN-13: 9780687459728

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: Abingdon Press

In Her Words illustrates the contributions made to contemporary Christian theology by the increasing number of female theologians. Oden compiles selections from the writings of major female theologians from the early church through the present. The older selections have been translated into modern English. Each selection is accompanied by a brief

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In Her Words illustrates the contributions made to contemporary Christian theology by the increasing number of female theologians. Oden compiles selections from the writings of major female theologians from the early church through the present. The older selections have been translated into modern English. Each selection is accompanied by a brief introduction outlining its historical and theological context. Selections from the early church include Perpetua, The Martyrdom of Crispina, The Martyrdom of Agape, Irene, and Chione; from the monastic and middle period are Clare of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Leoba, Julian of Norwich, and Catherine of Siena; and post-1500 C.E. include Teresa of Avila, Jane de Chantal, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Georgia Harkness.

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ISBN-13:
9780687459728
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction11
Section I100-600 C.E.
1.Gospel of Mary (c. 100s)17
2.Theela, Acts of Paul and Thecla (c. 150-200)21
3.Perpetua, The Martyrdom of Perpetua (203)26
4.Acts of the Martyrs38
Blandina, The Martyrs of Lyons (177/8)
The Martyrdom of Agape, Irene, and Chione and Companions (304)
The Martyrdom of Crispina (304)
5.Macrina, On the Soul and the Resurrection (380)47
6.Paula, Jerome's Letter CVIII "To Eustochium, Memorials of Her Mother, Paula"67
7.Egeria, Pilgrimage (404-417)74
Section II600-1500 C.E.
8.Leoba, Life of Saint Leoba (late 700s)87
9.Dhuoda, Manual (841)94
10.Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Dulcitius (mid 900s)99
11.Hildegard of Bingen, The Visions of St. Hildegard (1141)107
12.Hadewijch of Brabant, Letters and Visions (c. 1200s)114
13.Beatrice of Nazareth, The Seven Manners of Love (1237-68)121
14.Clare of Assisi, The Rule of Saint Clare (c. 1250)127
15.Mechthild of Magdeburg, The Flowing Light of the Godhead (1250-70)140
16.Angela de Foligno, The Book of Divine Consolation (late 1200s)148
17.Marguerite Porete, The Mirror of Simple Souls (late 1200s)158
18.Birgitta of Sweden, Revelations (late 1300s)170
19.Julian of Norwich, Showings (c. 1373)181
20.Catherine of Siena, Dialogue (1378)187
21.Catherine of Genoa, The Spiritual Dialogue (late 1400s)204
Section III1500-1800 C.E.
22.Vittoria Colonna, Poetry (early 1500s)219
23.Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle (1577)223
24.Jane de Chantal, Letters of Spiritual Direction (1625-39)231
25.Juana Ines de la Cruz, Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz (1690)239
26.Madame Jeanne Guyon, Spiritual Torrents (late 1600s)245
27.Susanna Wesley, Letters and Writings (1709-25)250
Section IV1800-1947 C.E.
28.Ann Lee, Testimonies (1826)267
29.Jarena Lee, Autobiography (early 1800s)276
30.Phoebe Palmer, Entire Devotion to God (1845)282
31.Lucretia Mott, Likeness to Christ (1849)292
32.Hannah Whitall Smith, The Open Secret (1875)299
33.Amanda Berry Smith, An Autobiography (1893)308
34.Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman's Bible (1895-98)314
35.Pandita Ramabai, A Testimony (1907)321
36.Georgia Harkness, Understanding the Christian Faith (1947)328
References339
Bibliography of Primary Sources343

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