Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 28212
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Newman , Barbara
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  • Title: What Did It Mean to Say "I Saw"? The Clash between Theory and Practice in Medieval Visionary Culture [The author analyzes differing approaches to visions within the medieval Church. One view encouraged visions through guided meditation, with Newman citing Christina of Markyate and Mechthild of Hackeborn as examples. The other predominant view rejected visualization and questioned the source of visions. During the later Middle Ages theologians became increasingly concerned about the danger of cultivated visions, especially those of women like Bridget of Sweden and other lay people influenced by the pseudo-Bonaventuran "Meditations on the Life of Christ." Ultimately the more critical approach to visions prevailed among the learned. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Speculum 80, 1 ( 2005): Pages 1 - 43.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Lay Piety Meditation Mystics Spirituality Theology Visions Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: Northwestern University
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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