Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8324
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Coletti , Theresa.
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  • Title: Paupertas est donum Dei: Hagiography, Lay Religion, and the Economics of Salvation in the Digby "Mary Magdalene" [the author argues that the Digby playwright uses Mary Magdalene to bring into relief questions of salvation for those with landed wealth and in commerce; Mary Magdalene's emphasis on poverty and charity does not question the social order but gives merchants and the gentry opportunities for spiritual benefit by donating to the poor and by striving to be themselves poor in spirit].
  • Source: Speculum 76, 2 (April 2001): Pages 337 - 378.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Charity Digby Plays- Mary Magdalene Economics in Literature Hagiography Lay Piety Literature- Drama Mary Magdalene, Saint in Literature Salvation, Theological Concept Spiritual Poverty Wealth Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Maryland, College Park
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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