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Religious Life for Women: From Enclosure to Immersion

Doris Gottemoeller

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Council of Trent's mandate to women's religious lives consisted of an insistence on the rules of enclosure. The Second Vatican Council mandated religious worship to examine every aspect of ... More


Introduction: The Irish Holy Woman and her Modern Inquisitors

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/9780198208235.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Religious women in early medieval Ireland have begun to receive attention only recently. This book examines whether there were different grades or sorts of religious women, the extent to which they ... More


Religious Women in the Conversion Period c.Ad 400–600

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/9780198208235.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ideal starting point of a study of religious women in early medieval Ireland is the native society into which Christianity obtruded: the pagan religion, the status of women, and the roles of ... More


Nuns in Other Settings

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/9780198208235.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

There were many women in early Ireland following a monastic life, yet only four women's foundations survived as major monasteries over a long period: Kildare, Killeedy, Killevy, and Clonbroney. It is ... More


Strengthening the Bonds of Fellowship: The Domestic and Public Lives of Quaker Women

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 6 considers the impact of western movement on northern Virginia's Quaker women. Migration disrupted economic bonds forged by Quaker merchants and farmers and produced a growing gender ... More


Women and Latin Verse in the High Middle Ages

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the rise of the vernaculars and changing role of Latin in medieval Europe. It presents the evidence for nuns and other religious women as poets in Latin. It also examines ... More


From Atlantis to America: JZ Knight Encounters Ramtha

Gail M. Harley

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the practice of channeling — exemplified by the Ramtha School of Enlightenment — as a unique opportunity for asserting feminine spirituality. School founder J. Z. Knight channels ... More


Roman Catholic Sisters and the Cultivation of Citizenship in the United States: Rich and Contentious Legacies

Bren Ortega Murphy

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bren Murphy offers a look at the history of Catholic women religious in the United States. These women, argues Murphy, were the religious and cultural figures most responsible for protecting, ... More


Neighbors and Missionaries: A History of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

Margaret M. McGuinness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239870
eISBN:
9780823239917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Neighbors and Missionaries is a history of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, a community of women religious founded by Marion Gurney (Mother Marianne of Jesus) in 1910. Believing that ... More


Women Religious

Timothy Willem Jones

in Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655106
eISBN:
9780191744952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655106.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the significance of the revival of women’s religious orders on Anglican sexual politics. It compares the revival of the order of deaconesses with that of the sisterhoods, or ... More


Concerning Certain Women: The Women’s Religious Movement in Champagne

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter opens in the 1230s and traces the origins and development of the women's religious movement in Champagne. The earliest documents for the Cistercian convents of Champagne expose the shape ... More


Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

Anthony Michael Petro

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how issues of gender and sexuality are intertwined with religious history in America. Growing out of church history, the study of American religion through the 1970s largely ... More


“The spirit of our Institute is mercy, as its name denotes”: The Nature of Mercy in Nineteenth-Century America

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter one examines the spiritual and community life of the Sisters of Mercy from 1846 to 1929. It explores how the founding charism of Catharine McAuley was transported to the United States and ... More


Challenging Exclusionary Inclusion: Sikh Women, Religious Community, and Devotional Acts

Natasha Behl

in Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949426
eISBN:
9780190949457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949426.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Chapter 5 uses interview and participant observation data to demonstrate how Sikh women uphold and resist exclusionary inclusion in religious community. Sikh women often struggle to escape ... More


Under the Religious Life: Reform and the Cistercian Order

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter addresses how female communities were reformed as Cistercian convents and sets this process within the broader context of the formation of new monastic orders founded during the ... More


Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Anne E. Lester

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book addresses a central issue in the history of the medieval church: the role of women in the rise of the religious reform movement of the thirteenth century. Focusing on the county of ... More


“Not Bound by Enclosure”: The Sisters of Mercy Respond: 1846–1929

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter two examines how the Sisters of Mercy lived their religion and sought to incorporate their founding charism in their works of mercy throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... More


Reinventing Community and Service to the World

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter six examines the legacy of the Sister Formation Conference and Renewal on how sisters saw their ministry, their local community living, and their identity as women religious in the late 1960s ... More


“This Far by Faith”: Reimagined Religious Life and the Sisters of Mercy

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

in Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254736
eISBN:
9780823261048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254736.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter seven examines the nature of religious life following the tumultuous decades of renewal. This chapter explores how the community lived and worked as the meaning of religious life shifted. In ... More


The Mirror of Holy Virginity

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how devotion and theology centered on the world's re-creation developed in the twelfth century, using the Speculum virginum as a starting point. The Speculum virginum (Mirror of ... More


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