Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5132
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  • Title: Gerson's Stance on Women [Anderson argues that scholarly opinion about Jean Gerson has been excessively negative. Gerson was capable of being controlling with his sisters and suspecting the inspiration of mystics like Bridget of Sweden, whom he blamed in part for the Great Schism. He was, however, capable of being supportive of devout women; and his criticisms of male figures who erred must be taken into account. Moreover, Gerson was capable of supporting Joan of Arc and, for a time, Ermine of Reims, despite their not fitting into passive roles. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: A Companion to Jean Gerson.  Edited by Brian Patrick McGuireBrill's Companions to the Christian Tradition: A Series of handbooks and reference works on the intellectual and religious life of Europe, 500-1700.  Brill, 2006.  Pages 293 - 315.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bridget of Sweden, Saint Discernment of Spirits, Determining Whether a Holy Person Was Inspired by Jesus Christ, or by the Devil Ermine of Reims, Mystic Family Gerson, Jean, Theologian Joan of Arc, Saint Joseph, Saint Lay Piety Mystics Sisters
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9004150099