Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3987
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mayeski , Marie Anne.
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  • Title: Let Women Not Despair: Rabanus Maurus on Women as Prophets [his commentary on women prophets is compared with the ideas of Thomas Aquinas].
  • Source: Theological Studies 58, 2 (June 1997): Pages 237 - 253.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Bible Exegesis- Judges Deborah (Biblical Figure) Hrabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz Leoba, Abbess of Tauberbischofsheim, Saint Prophecy Theology Thomas Aquinas, Saint Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 9
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  • Abstract: In his medieval commentary on the Book of Judges and in other writings, Rabanus Maurus refers to Deborah as a judge and prophet. The author argues that Rabanus's surprising openness to ecclesiastical ministry for women derives from the practice of "lectio divina" that he shared with pre-Scholastic theologians. The leagcy of these theologians needs to be reappropriated and understood by the modern Church so that it will achieve a fuller assimilation of Christian tradition. [Reproduced by permission of Theological Studies.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Loyola Marymount University
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00405639