Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9407
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Clark , Anne L.
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  • Title: The Priesthood of the Virgin Mary: Gender Trouble in the Twelfth Century [The author examines the writings of Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Schönau and the representation of Mary on the silver eucharistic chalice from Cologne. Though Mary is shown with her hands raised in prayer, her association with other male figures on the chalice suggests an affirmation of male priestly prerogatives. Hildegard and Elisabeth emphasize their visions and virginity, not to argue for the ordination of women, but to indicate the roles they and other religious women played in the church. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 18, 1 (Spring 2002): Pages 5 - 24.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Chalice for the Eucharist from Cologne Elisabeth of Schonau, Mystic Gender Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Ordination of Women Virginity Visions Women in
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination of Ecclesia at the cross and the altar. From Hildegard's "Scivias," Part Two, Vision Six (Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS 1). Figure Two Silver chalice bowl showing Melchizedek with bread and wine (Köln, Erzbischöfliches Diözesan-Museum). Figure Three Silver chalice bowl showing Mary enthroned, in prayer (Köln, Erzbischöfliches Diözesan-Museum).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Vermont
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 87554178
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