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Women Religious Leaders in Japan's Christian Century, 1549-1650 / Edition 1

Women Religious Leaders in Japan's Christian Century, 1549-1650 / Edition 1

by Haruko Nawata Ward
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754664789
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Haruko Ward is Associate Professor of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part 1 Nuns: Preface to Part 1; Hibaya Monica (c.1549-c.1577): Virgem of Sakai; Naito Julia (c.1566-28 March 1627): Superiora; The beatas of Manila (1615-1656): visionaries; Epilogue to Part 1. Part 2 Witches: Preface to Part 2; Otomo-Nata Jezebel (d. 15 February 1587): priestess of Hachiman; Marriage and divorce in Catholic Japan: Otomo Sorin and his marital conflict; Jezebel the witch; Jezebel versus the Church (1577-1587); Epilogue to Part 2. Part 3 Women Catechists: Preface to Part 3; Hosokawa Tama Gracia (1563-25 August 1600): scholar-teacher; The women catechists; Tama Gracia in the network of women against abuse; Releasing Kirishitan women apostles from captivity; Epilogue to Part 3. Part 4 Sisters: Preface to Part 4; Justa of Nagasaki and the sisters of the Misericórdia; Elder women of the Marian confrarias; Epilogue to Part 4; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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