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Visions and Longings free pdf The women mystics of medieval Europe represent the very first feminine voices heard in a world where women were nearly silent. As such, they are striking and unusual, strange, powerful and urgent. Monica Furlong uses key selections from among these women's own writings and writings about them by their contemporaries, along with her own assessment of them, to open up their contributions to a wide popular audience. The eleven women represented in this anthology were housewives, visionaries, abbesses, beguines, recluses, and nuns who wrote between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. They include: Heloise, the scholar and abbess, whose letters to Abelard are treasure of medieval literature. Hildegard of Bingen, the visionary Rhineland nun. Clare of Assisi, the close friend of Saint Francis and founder of the Poor Clares. Catherine of Siena, an influential spiritual counselor whose book, Dialogue, consists of a debate between herself and God. Julian of Norwich, the English hermitess who spent the greater part of her life meditating on and coming to understand the striking visions she received as a young woman. and many others...

About Monica Furlong

Monica Furlong is the author of numerous books, including "Merton: A Biography, Therese of Lisieux, "and "Zen Effects: The Life of Alan Watts. "

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Author : Monica Furlong
Publisher : Shambhala Publications Inc
Data Published : 01 June 1997
ISBN : 1570623147
EAN : 9781570623141
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 260 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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