Joan of Arc and Spirituality

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Ann Astell, Bonnie Wheeler
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 19, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed "Voices" that counseled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple facets of Joan's prayerful life. Two-thirds of the essays focus on Joan in her own time; the later chapters study Joan's formative influence upon modern women. Taken together, these essays offer new perspectives on the heroism of Joan's original way of sanctity.

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About the author (2003)

Ann W. Astell is Professor of English at Purdue University.

Bonnie Wheeler directs the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.

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