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Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality (Penguin Classics)

Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality (Penguin Classics)


Biographies, poetic compositions, works which are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative: the decisions the following mirror the advancements in medieval piety, rather within the hyperlink among girl spirituality and the physique. incorporated are the dramatic visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen; letters and poems by means of Hadewijch expressing passionate love for God; and Marguerite Porete's allegorical poem "The reflect of straightforward Souls," a discussion among Love and Soul that used to be condemned as heretical. additionally integrated are biographies written by way of male ecclesiastics of girls corresponding to Christine the fabulous, whose outstanding habit integrated being resurrected at her personal funeral; revelations got by way of Bridget of Sweden, the 1st lady to came across a spiritual order; and excerpts from The ebook of Margery Kempe, within which Margery imagines herself as a servant taking care of the Virgin Mary in her childhood.

This quantity, edited by way of Elizabeth Spearing, who additionally ready many of the translations, incorporates a wealthy advent to the lives and spiritual reports of its matters, in addition to complete explanatory notes.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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