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Sainthood Denied

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In a society that valued social status, lower‐class mystics tended to be regarded as ‘false.’ They were frequently subjected to the Inquisition, and, as many were uneducated and thus illiterate, they ... More


Between Power and Impotence: Social Role and Social Fantasies

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Unlike most women in Spanish society, women mystics achieved some recognition and were frequently consulted by the nobility. ‘Approved’ mystics tended to have greater access to male aristocracy, ... More


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