Virtuous Magic: Women Saints and Their Meanings

Virtuous Magic: Women Saints and Their Meanings

by Sara Maitland, Wendy Mulford
     
 

The saints, despite the ethical problems they often raise, remain a point of access to the mystery of holiness. In this book, Sara Maitland and Wendy Mulford have travelled a creative path which accepts the complex relationship between historical fact and spiritual truth. Denying the validity of neither, and exploring a new form - complex, double-sided, poetic - the… See more details below

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The saints, despite the ethical problems they often raise, remain a point of access to the mystery of holiness. In this book, Sara Maitland and Wendy Mulford have travelled a creative path which accepts the complex relationship between historical fact and spiritual truth. Denying the validity of neither, and exploring a new form - complex, double-sided, poetic - the book offers a meeting-place between virtue and magic. Virtuous Magic is for pilgrims, for feminists, for ordinary Christians, and for anyone who has ever wondered about that strange magic which the saints have exerted throughout Christian history.

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Booknews
The double-page spread on each saint contains poems, stories, sermons and quotations as well as background information and references. The authors selected the 41 female saints for personal reasons and state that their texts are interpretations of interpretations for the reader to interpret further. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826410740
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.07(d)

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