Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18779
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ellis , Roger.
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  • Title: Text and Controversy: In Defense of St. Birgitta of Sweden [Early writers in defense of Bridget of Sweden had her canonization in mind. They answered critics and sought official approbation from Bridget's life, order and texts. Miracles and conversions were cited to prove that God chose to work through a woman. They also presented Bridget as an honorary man, stronger than her sex. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Text and Controversy from Wyclif to Bale: Essays in Honour of Anne Hudson.  Edited by Helen Barr and Ann M. Hutchison. Medieval Church Studies Series, 4.  Brepols, 2005.  Pages 303 - 321.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alfonso of Pecha, Bishop of Jaen and Hagiographer Bridget of Sweden, Saint Canonization Hagiography Mathias of Linkoping, Theologian Virile Women Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Other indications of the political climate are suggested by Roger Ellis, who discusses two early defenders of the orthodoxy of Birgitta of Sweden, canonized in 1391, and by Frantisek Smahel's work on the Acta of the Council of Constance concerning Jerome
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503522092
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