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Hadewijch and Her Sisters
Other Ways of Loving and Knowing
Hadewijch and Her Sisters
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John Giles Milhaven - Author
SUNY series, The Body in Culture, History, and Religion
Price: $52.50 
Hardcover - 171 pages
Release Date: August 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1541-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1541-2

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Paperback - 171 pages
Release Date: August 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1542-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1542-9

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Hadewijch, a thirteenth-century woman, describes her relationship with God as a mutual loving in which God and she affect each other personally and profoundly. This book presents in detail the account by Hadewijch of this supreme and most satisfying experience.

Presented here are phenomenologically specific traits of the bodily knowing that Hadewijch and other women of her time and place prized in their devotion to Christ and his saints. The opposition to the traditional Western ideal and norm is evident. In prizing embodied mutuality, Hadewijch has learned from Bernard of Clairvaux, but sees much more.

"This is a fine example of thick scholarship made accessible and challenging. It is an exciting book that not only incorporates strong scholarship but presents it with clarity." -- Clare B. Fischer

John Giles Milhaven is Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Good Anger.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

Abbreviations

Part I. Hadewijch and the Mutuality of Love

Part II. Medieval Women and Bodily Knowing

Appendix. Thomas Aquinas on the Pleasure of Sex and the Pleasure of Touch

Notes

Blibliography

Index



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