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  • Record Number: 3904
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lewis , Gertrud Jaron.
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  • Title: Libertas Cordis: The Concept of Inner Freedom in Saint Gertrud the Great of Helfta [Both the writings by and biographies of Saint Gertrud of Helfta (German nun and mystic) place supreme importance on inner freedom (freedom of spirit and freedom of heart). For Gertrud, striving for inner freedom and asceticism are intimately connected, and one paradoxically gains freedom by giving up oneself. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Cistercian Studies 25, 1 ( 1990): Pages 65 - 74.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Autobiography Gertrude the Great of Helfta, Mystic, Saint Individual Monasticism Mystics Religious Life Self Spirituality Subjectivity Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Laurentian University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 05783224
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