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Conclusion

Berenice M. Kerr

in Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350: Fontevraud in England

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207528
eISBN:
9780191677717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207528.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The year 1350 marks the end of the study of the three English Fontevraud foundations. In many ways the middle of the fourteenth century was a ... More


The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Gary Macy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For the first twelve hundred years of Christianity, women were ordained into various roles in the church. References to the ordination of women exist in papal, episcopal, and theological documents of ... More


 The Ministry of Ordained Women

Gary Macy

in The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A detailed analysis of the references to and the liturgical functions of four ministries are the focus of this study: episcopae (women bishops), presbyterae (women priests), deaconesses, and ... More


Abbesses and other High-Ranking Holy Women

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The highest level a nun could achieve in Ireland was the office of abbess and, like other female professions, it was imbued with symbols and metaphors. This chapter looks at abbesses and other ... More


Nuns, Abbesses, Saints, and their Monasteries, c.900–1200

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By all accounts, much of the Irish women's religious life was little affected by the changes of the 10th, 11th, and early 12th centuries. The structure of the professions, for example, seems ... More


The First Crisis in the Convent (1756–1762)

Margaret Chowning

in Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182217
eISBN:
9780199850532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182217.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first instance of disorder — a founding nun's request to be allowed to go back to her home convent — was recorded only about three years after the convent was founded. Although this nun's ... More


“Seminary of Discord”

Margaret Chowning

in Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182217
eISBN:
9780199850532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182217.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The second phase of the convent crisis involves how Phelipa de San Antonio, one of the three founder nuns who were defended by Vicar Villegas when they requested to leave the convent, was reported as ... More


Historiography During The Thirty Years’ War: The Writings Of Juliana Ernst And Elisabeth Herold

CHARLOTTE WOODFORD

in Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256716
eISBN:
9780191719691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256716.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

The histories in this chapter were written in the wake of the Swedish War (1631–5) in which both the authors' convents had been damaged, financially and structurally. The chapter analyses the ... More


Virgin Authority and its Transmission

JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE

in Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the documentation and representation of virgin authority in the form of abbess sanctity, and especially the availability of models and precedents for female achievement. It ... More


Ordination Rites, for Men Only? For Women Too!

Mary M. Schaefer

in Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977628
eISBN:
9780199369935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words Chapter five provides a provocative overview of the history of ordination and its rituals in the churches of East and ... More


Qiyuan Xinggang as Abbess, Dharma Teacher, and Religious Exemplar

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Qiyuan Xinggang as an abbess, a Dharma teacher, and a religious exemplar. Qiyuan Xinggang did not restrict herself to delivering sermons and holding interviews; she and her nuns ... More


“The Body Is Not a Single Part”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines ecclesiastical organization in the tenth and eleventh centuries, taking its lead from The Institutes of Polity, Civil and Ecclesiastical by Archbishop Wulfstan of York, written ... More


Networks of Property, Networks of Power

Lucy K. Pick

in Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714320
eISBN:
9781501714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714320.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Royal daughters created their own networks of patronage, piety, and influence through the property holdings they held, the gifts they gave, and the favours they offered. This chapter relies on ... More


Women's Pastoral Offices in Churches Outside Rome

Mary M. Schaefer

in Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977628
eISBN:
9780199369935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977628.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words Chapter three surveys pastoral offices to which women were deputed by Christian churches other than the Church of ... More


Holy Vessels, Brides of Christ: Ambiguous Ninth-Century Realities

Steven Vanderputten

in Dark Age Nunneries: The Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715945
eISBN:
9781501715976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715945.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at what the primary evidence from the period between the reforms of the early ninth century and the 920s/30s tells us about the adequacy of the common narrative of women religious' ... More


From Hengzhou to Hangzhou: Jizong Xingche

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies Chan master Jizong Xingche (b. 1606). Jizong Xingche—as seems to have been the case with many seventeenth-century abbesses—was not content to simply engage in Buddha recitation ... More


Pastors

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

in The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190851286
eISBN:
9780190851316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851286.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 serves as a companion piece to its predecessor. It examines the pastoral and liturgical roles and responsibilities assumed by abbesses and prioresses, underscoring the authority they ... More


Conclusion: Ministers of Christ

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

in The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190851286
eISBN:
9780190851316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851286.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The Conclusion offers a final assessment of the use of the term “ministry” in the preceding chapters to comprehend the variety of liturgical and pastoral roles and responsibilities—both in their ... More


The ‘Ecclesiastical Aristocracy’, 600–730

Thomas Pickles

in Kingship, Society, and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198818779
eISBN:
9780191859663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818779.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 2 charts the formation and dynamics of a new social fraction amongst the Deirans—the ‘ecclesiastical aristocracy’. It uses early eighth-century histories to consider the relationship between ... More


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