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The embodied Word : female spiritualities, contested orthodoxies, and English religious cultures, 1350-1700 / Nancy Bradley Warren.

By: Warren, Nancy Bradley.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Reformations: Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2010Description: xi, 339 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780268044206 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0268044201 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Christian women -- Religious life -- England -- History | Spirituality -- England -- History | England -- Church history | Christian women -- Religious life -- Europe -- History | Spirituality -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Church history | Women authors, English -- Religious life -- Europe -- History | Christian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- HistoryLOC classification: BR747 | .W37 2010
Contents:
Introduction : from corpse to corpus -- The incarnational and the international : St. Birgitta of Sweden, St. Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, and Aemilia Lanyer -- Medieval legacies and female spiritualities across the "great divide" : Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, and the English Benedictine nuns of Cambrai and Paris -- Embodying the "old religion" and transforming the body politic : the Brigittine nuns of Syon, Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza, and exiled women religious during the English Civil War -- Women's life writing, women's bodies, and the gendered politics of faith : Margery Kempe, Anna Trapnel, and Elizabeth Cary -- The embodied presence of the past : medieval history, female spirituality, and traumatic textuality, 1570-1700.
Review: "In The Embodied Word, Nancy Bradley Warren expands on the topic of female spirituality, first explored in her book Women of God and Arms, to encompass broad issues of religion, gender, and historical periodization. Through her analyses of the variety of ways in which medieval spirituality was deliberately and actively carried forward to the early modern period, Warren underscores both continuities and revisions that challenge conventional distinctions between medieval and early modern culture. Drawing on the philosophical writings of Stanley Cavell and Karl Morrison, Warren illuminates a number of medieval and early modern texts, including St. Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations, St. Catherine of Siena's Dialogue, Julian of Norwich's Showings, devotional anthologies created by early modern English nuns in exile, the prophetic and autobiographical texts of Anna Trapnel, and the writings of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-324) and index.

Introduction : from corpse to corpus -- The incarnational and the international : St. Birgitta of Sweden, St. Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, and Aemilia Lanyer -- Medieval legacies and female spiritualities across the "great divide" : Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, and the English Benedictine nuns of Cambrai and Paris -- Embodying the "old religion" and transforming the body politic : the Brigittine nuns of Syon, Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza, and exiled women religious during the English Civil War -- Women's life writing, women's bodies, and the gendered politics of faith : Margery Kempe, Anna Trapnel, and Elizabeth Cary -- The embodied presence of the past : medieval history, female spirituality, and traumatic textuality, 1570-1700.

"In The Embodied Word, Nancy Bradley Warren expands on the topic of female spirituality, first explored in her book Women of God and Arms, to encompass broad issues of religion, gender, and historical periodization. Through her analyses of the variety of ways in which medieval spirituality was deliberately and actively carried forward to the early modern period, Warren underscores both continuities and revisions that challenge conventional distinctions between medieval and early modern culture. Drawing on the philosophical writings of Stanley Cavell and Karl Morrison, Warren illuminates a number of medieval and early modern texts, including St. Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations, St. Catherine of Siena's Dialogue, Julian of Norwich's Showings, devotional anthologies created by early modern English nuns in exile, the prophetic and autobiographical texts of Anna Trapnel, and the writings of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza."--BOOK JACKET.

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