Joan of Arc and Spirituality / Edition 1

Joan of Arc and Spirituality / Edition 1

by Ann Astell
     
 

Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed "Voices" that counseled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple

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Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed "Voices" that counseled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple facets of Joan's prayerful life. Two-thirds of the essays focus on Joan in her own time; the later chapters study Joan's formative influence upon modern women. Taken together, these essays offer new perspectives on the heroism of Joan's original way of sanctity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962225
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Joan's Own Spirituality
• The Mortal Body as Divine Proof: A Spiritual-Physical Blazon of Joan of Arc--Nadia Margolis
• The Virgin Mary and the 'Voices' of Joan of Arc--Ann W. Astell
• St. Joan and Confession: Internal and External Forum--Henry Ansgar Kelly
• Joan of Arc and Lex Privata: a Spirit of Freedom in the Law--Jane Marie Pinzino
• Joan of Arc's Call to Crusade--Kelly DeVries
Clerical Perceptions of Joan's Spirituality in her Own Time
Jeanne and the Clergy--George H. Tavard
• Judging Women of Spirit: From Female Mystics to Joan of Arc--Deborah Fraioli
• A Reconsideration of Jean Gerson's Attitude toward Joan of Arc in Light of his Views on Popular Devotion--Yelena Mazour-Matusevich
• Jean Gerson, The Shunammite, and the Maid--Brian Patrick McGuire
Joan's Secular Contemporaries
Christine de Pizan's Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc: History, Feminism, and God's Grace--Heather M. Arden
En l'honneur de la Pucelle: Ritualizing Joan the Maid in Fifteenth Century Orléans--Vicki L. Hamblin
Joan as Model
The Princess and the Maid of Orléans: Sculpting Spirituality During the July Monarchy--Nora M. Heimann
Le Triomphe de l'humilite: Thérèse of Lisieux and 'la nouvelle Jeanne'--Denise L. Despres
• Force of Fragility? Simone Weil and Two Faces of Joan of Arc--Ann Piruccello
• She Gets Inside Your Head: Joan of Arc and Contemporary Women's Spirituality--Anne Llewellyn Barstow

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