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  • Record Number: 17723
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Scheepsma , Wybren.
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  • Title: Mysticism and Modern Devotion: Alijt Bake's (1415-1455) Lessons in the Mystical Way of Living [Alijt Bake had a special gift for the mystical life. When she became prioress of Galilea (a house associated with the Modern Devotion), she attempted to reform the nuns' external methods toward a more internalized spirituality. Bake wrote texts for the nuns as well as a spiritual autobiography and a letter from exile. The leaders of the Windesheim Chapter not only removed her as prioress in 1454 but sent her from Ghent to Antwerp. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Spirituality renewed: studies on significant representatives of the Modern Devotion.  Edited by Hein Blommestijn, Charles Caspers, and Rijcklof HofmanStudies in spirituality. Supplement. 2003.  Pages 157 - 167.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Autobiography Bake, Alijt, Mystic and Prioress of Galilea, a House for Women in Gent Devotio Moderna, Spiritual Movement Ecclesiastical Reform Monasticism Mystics Punishment Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9042913274
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