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Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls (May 2001)
Joanne Maguire Robinson - Author

An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation--the complete transformative union of the soul into God--in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 13...(Read More)
 
 
What Men Owe to Women
What Men Owe to Women (January 2001)
Men's Voices from World Religions
John C. Raines - Editor
Daniel C. Maguire - Editor

Men from a wide range of traditions discuss gender justice in world religions.

What Men Owe to Women brings together a distinguished group of male scholars to address gender justice in world religions. It includes contributions representing a wide range of traditions: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Taoism, Buddhism, and African and Native American religions. This book acknowledges the ...(Read More)
 
 
Women Saints in World Religions
Women Saints in World Religions (September 2000)
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Presents stories and commentaries on women saints from the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions.

Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly...(Read More)
 
 
Women Breaking Boundaries
Women Breaking Boundaries (October 1999)
A Grail Journey, 1940-1995
Janet Kalven - Author

Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail--an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.

"What is important about this book is that it documents an extraordin...(Read More)
 
 
Coming into Communion
Coming into Communion (September 1999)
Pastoral Dialogues in Colonial New England
Laura Henigman - Author

Explores the lives and religious imaginations of colonial women and the contributions they made to colonial religious discourse.

By exploring the interrelationship between elite and popular religious culture in colonial New England, Coming Into Communion shows that laywomen made active significant contributions, through the process of dialogue, to religious language and theology in the early eighteenth century. Ca...(Read More)
 
 
Feminism and World Religions
Feminism and World Religions (December 1998)
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book
Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. Feminism and World Religions contains chapters on Hinduism by Vasudha Narayanan, Buddhism by Rita M. Gross, Confucianism by Terry Woo, Taoism by Karen McLaughlin and Eva Wong, Judaism by E...(Read More)
 
 
Uttering the Word
Uttering the Word (September 1998)
The Mystical Performances of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, a Renaissance Visionary
Armando Maggi - Author

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, this book provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, an important but neglected Renaissance mystic.

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, Uttering the Word provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607), an important but neglected Renaissance mys...(Read More)
 
 
The Legend of Queen Cama
The Legend of Queen Cama (June 1998)
Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary
Donald K. Swearer - Author
Sommai Premchit - Author

An English translation and a commentary on the chronicle of Queen Cama, an important but neglected female monarch who founded a dynasty in Northern Thailand.

The Legend of Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the C...(Read More)
 
 
Kenosis and Feminist Theology
Kenosis and Feminist Theology (February 1998)
The Challenge of Gianni Vattimo
Marta Frascati-Lochhead - Author

Using a perspective derived from the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo, Frascati-Lochhead explores the response of feminist theology to postmodern theory.

This book addresses crucial issues that postmodern theory has raised for feminism and for feminist theology in particular. Postmodern critiques of metaphysics question whether feminism is ultimately foundationalist and essentialist, attributing an essential nature to "woman...(Read More)
 
 
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World (January 1998)
Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672) and Madame Guyon (1648-1717)
Marie-Florine Bruneau - Author

Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.

Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which affected religious sentiments and the perception of the self at the dawn of the modern world. Anchored in a comprehensive knowledge of the religious histo...(Read More)
 
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