Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets: A Historical Anthology of Women's Spirtual Writings

Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets: A Historical Anthology of Women's Spirtual Writings

by Shawn Madigan
     
 

Winner of Catholic Press Association Book-of-the-Year Award-Spirituality

Unique in its range and depth, this lavish anthology for the first time captures in a single volume the most notable spiritual writings of leading women from all periods of Christian history.

Because spirituality involves more than simply prayer and piety, Madigan has selected women whose

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Winner of Catholic Press Association Book-of-the-Year Award-Spirituality

Unique in its range and depth, this lavish anthology for the first time captures in a single volume the most notable spiritual writings of leading women from all periods of Christian history.

Because spirituality involves more than simply prayer and piety, Madigan has selected women whose quests for intimacy with God also involves some visionary experience or social witness. Ranging from Perpetua in the third century to Mother Teresa and Edwina Gately in this century, her volume includes writings from both European women and, in the modern period, Asian, American, and African American women. Apart from redressing the heavy gender imbalance of most histories of Christianity, this volume also provides strong historical introductions to and bibliographies of the twenty-six women whose writings are generously excerpted.

Women included in this volume are: Perpetua the Martyr
Pelagia the Actress
Brigit of Ireland
Balthild the Queen of Neustria
Dhuoda of Septimania
Hildegard of Bingen
Heloise
Mechthild of Magdeburg
Gertrude the Great
Hadewijch
Julian of Norwich
Catherine of Siena
Margery Kempe
Teresa of Avila
Jane Frances de Chantal
Sojourner Truth
Maria Stewart
Gabrielle Bossis
Dorothy Day
Caryll Houselander
Pauli Murray
Laura Lopez
Silvia Maribel Arriola
Mother Teresa
Cho Wha Soon
Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Edwina Gately

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634209
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
502
Sales rank:
731,123
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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