Radical Wisdom

Radical Wisdom

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by Beverly J. Lanzetta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800636988

ISBN-13: 9780800636982

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Lanzetta illuminates the transformative potential of the classical tradition of women mystics, especially in light of contemporary violence against women around the world.

Focusing on the contemplative process as women's journey from oppression to liberation, Lanzetta draws especially on the mysticism of Julian of Norwich and Teresa of Avila. She lays out the

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Lanzetta illuminates the transformative potential of the classical tradition of women mystics, especially in light of contemporary violence against women around the world.

Focusing on the contemplative process as women's journey from oppression to liberation, Lanzetta draws especially on the mysticism of Julian of Norwich and Teresa of Avila. She lays out the contemplative techniques used by mystics to achieve their highest spiritual potential and also investigates how unjust social and political conditions afflict women's souls.

Lanzetta identifies a specific historical female mystical path (the via feminina) and draws contemporary conclusions for how women might understand their bodies, their rights, and their ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636982
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : low places where grace flows in1
1Via Feminina and the un-saying of "woman"7
2Feminism and mysticism : foundations27
3Goddesses, mother Jesus, and the feminine divine44
4Contemplative feminism : transforming the spiritual journey61
5Women mystics and a feminism of the inner way81
6Julian and Teresa as cartographers of the soul99
7The soul of woman and the dark night of the feminine119
8Subversion in contemplation : resistance, resiliency, and dignification137
9Women's body as mystical text155
10Seeing through God's eyes : women's spiritual rights174
11Love of the world : an ethic of ultimate concern193
Epilogue : hymn to Hagia Sophia212

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It is a 'must read' for any woman who has been searching for the Heart of God as she will discover Her in the very depths of her own self, through the experience of reading this book. While reading Radical Wisdom an indelible impression was made within my heart that spiritual freedom can only come through the healing of the Sacred Feminine, Blessed Be She - and while particular to women also includes the need for healing of the sacred feminine within men. Dr. Lanzetta pierces a level of wounding of the sacred feminine that has been primarily directed at the core of the feminine spirit/soul, inflicted primarily by the oppression of patriarchal religions as well as the still-patriarchal world/society we live in. Women around the globe have suffered throughout history and are still suffering today. My experience with Radical Wisdom has been one that is so personal and intimate - one that has allowed me to encounter these deeper stirrings that have taken me to a new depth of vulnerability in God. I am truly grateful to Dr. Lanzetta for this work. --Patricia Kilcullen, M.Div., IfCM