Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17925
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Coakley , John
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  • Title: Gender and the Authority of Friars: The Significance of Holy Women for Thirteenth-Century Franciscans and Dominicans [In their letters and other writings, friars often reflected on their relationships with devout women. As preachers, friars exerted pastoral authority over devout women, but they also saw these particular women as having a privileged relationship with God. Although the friars admired the close relationship these women had with the divine, they also asserted their own distance and superiority over the women along the lines of gender difference. At the same time, the friars used gender difference as a means of expressing doubts about themselves and the limits of their own powers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Church History 60, 4 ( 1991): Pages 445 - 460.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Diana d’Andalo, Dominican Dominican Order Franciscan Order Friars Gender Jordan of Saxony, Dominican Monasticism Pastoral Care- Nuns Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00096407
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