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Sisters in Arms

Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674809857

Publication Date: 02/11/1998


768 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Chastity and Female Identity
  • The Roman Empire
    • The Apostolic Life
    • Cult and Countercult
    • The Discipline of the Desert
  • The Early Middle Ages
    • The Power of Prayer
    • The Frontier Outpost
    • The Bonds of Castimony
    • Family Ties
    • The World, the Flesh, and the Devil
  • The High Middle Ages
    • The Imitation of Christ
    • Cura Mulierum
    • Disordered Women
    • The Alchemy of Mysticism
    • The Tears of the Magdalene
  • The Early Modern Era
    • Regular Lives
    • Defenders of the Faith
    • Martha’s Part
    • The Mystical Regiment
    • The Sweetness of Life
  • Modern Times
    • Culture Wars
    • The Feminine Apostolate
  • Conclusion: Toward a Third Millennium
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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