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  • Record Number: 17897
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Scheepsma , Wybren.
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  • Title: Check and Double-check: An Unknown Vision Cycle by a Religious Woman from the Low Countries [The text presents three visions revealed to an unidentified religious woman, possibly associated with the "Devotio Moderna." The visions were written down by an unknown cleric who was careful to explain that word came first through the woman's confessor and that the visions were approved by the confessor's superior who then ordered the author to record the visions. Scheepsma argues that the woman's scope of concerns was much smaller than Alijt Bake's or Jacomijne Coster's, two other visionary women associated with the Windesheim Chapter, but the male clerics involved still approached the three visions with reticence and emphasized the message of obedience over self will. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.  Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia GóngoraMedieval Church Studies.  Brepols, 2004.  Pages 207 - 222.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Devotio Moderna, Spiritual Movement Dutch Literature Manuscripts Revelacien, Middle Dutch Collection of Visions Visions Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. S.n. 12.897. Manuscript dates from the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It was owned by the priory of regular canons of St. Paul's in Oudergem, usually referred to as the Rooklooster. The manuscript
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  • Table: One Table. Table One Probable steps in the creation of the "Revelacien," beginning with the religious woman recieving the visions through the communications of the confessor, superior, and author of the text to the composition of the "Revelacien" and the added prologue and epilogue.
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
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