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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687459728
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,449,572
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy is the Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU and the author of In Her Words and ou Welcomed Me.

on Hospitality in Early Christianity, both published by Abingdon Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Sect. I 100-600 C.E.
1 Gospel of Mary (c.100s) 17
2 Acts of Paul and Thecla (c.150-200) 21
3 The Martyrdom of Perpetua (203) 26
4 Acts of the Martyrs 38
The Martyrs of Lyons (177/8)
The Martyrdom of Agape, Irene, and Chione and Companions (304)
The Martyrdom of Crispina (304)
5 On the Soul and the Resurrection (380) 47
6 Jerome's Letter CVIII "To Eustochium, Memorials of Her Mother, Paula" 67
7 Pilgrimage (404-417) 74
Sect. II 600-1500 C.E.
8 Life of Saint Leoba (late 700s) 87
9 Manual (841) 94
10 Dulcitius (mid 900s) 99
11 The Visions of St. Hildegard (1141) 107
12 Letters and Visions (c.1200s) 114
13 The Seven Manners of Love (1237-68) 121
14 The Rule of Saint Clare (c.1250) 127
15 The Flowing Light of the Godhead (1250-70) 140
16 The Book of Divine Consolation (late 1200s) 148
17 The Mirror of Simple Souls (late 1200s) 158
18 Revelations (late 1300s) 170
19 Showing (c.1373) 181
20 Dialogue (1378) 187
21 The Spiritual Dialogue (late 1400s) 204
Sect. III 1500-1800 C.E.
22 Poetry (early 1500s) 219
23 The Interior Castle (1577) 223
24 Letters of Spiritual Direction (1625-39) 231
25 Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz (1690) 239
26 Spiritual Torrents (late 1600s) 245
27 Letters and Writings (1709-25) 250
Sect. IV 1800-1947 C.E.
28 Testimonies (1826) 267
29 Autobiography (early 1800s) 276
30 Entire Devotion to God (1845) 282
31 Likeness to Christ (1849) 292
32 The Open Secret (1875) 299
33 An Autobiography (1893) 308
34 The Woman's Bible (1895-98) 314
35 A Testimony (1907) 321
36 Understanding the Christian Faith (1947) 328
References 339
Bibliography of Primary Sources 343
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