That Gentle Strength: Historical Perspectives on Women in Christianity

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Lynda L Coon, Lynda L. Coon, Katherine J. Haldane, Elisabeth W. Sommer
University of Virginia Press, 1990 - Religion - 267 pages
Early Christian women : sources and interpretation / Elizabeth A. Clark -- Women in early Byzantine hagiography : reversing the story / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Marital imagery in six late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century vitae of female saints / Diane L. Mockridge -- The place of women in the late medieval Italian church / Duane J. Osheim -- Misconduct in the medieval nunnery : fact, not fiction / Graciela S. Daichman -- Telling her sins : male confessors and female penitents in Catholic Reformation Italy / Rudolph M. Bell -- The battle of the sexes and the world upside down / Keith Moxey -- The religion of the femmelettes : ideals and experience among women in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France / Thomas Head -- The nuns of Port-Royal : a study of female spirituality in seventeenth-century France / Alexander Sedgwick -- Calling and career : the revolution in the mind and heart of Abigail Adams / Rosemary Skinner Keller. - Religion in the lives of slaveholding women of the antebellum South / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese -- Between fiction and madness : the relationship of women to the supernatural in late Victorian Britain / Mary Walker -- A spirit of her own : nineteenth-century.

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Marital Imagery in Six Late Twelfth
The Place of Women in the Late Medieval
Male Confessors
The Battle of the Sexes and
The Revolution
Religion in the Lives
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