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  • Record Number: 18747
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schmitt , Miriam.
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  • Title: Freed to Run with Expanded Heart: The Writings of Gertrud of Helfta and the Rule of Benedict [In her writings, Helfta interprets liberty of heart as a personal passage from inner bondage to spiritual freedom. She also exemplifies the qualities of a liberated heart which Benedict outlines in his regula. The author equates Gertrude's "libertas cordis" (liberated heart in mystical love) is equated with Benedict's "cor dilatatus" (heart expanded by ineffable love). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Cistercian Studies 25, 2 ( 1990): Pages 220 - 232.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Autobiography Benedictine Order Gertrude the Great of Helfta, Mystic, Saint Individual Love- Religious Aspects Monasticism Mystics Mysticism Regula (Benedict of Nursia, Saint) Self Spirituality Subjectivity Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 05783224
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