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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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THEO 136 - Medieval Women Mystics
This courses focuses on five medieval women mystics: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Hadewijch of Antwerp (early 13th century), Angela of Foligno (ca. 1248-1309), Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343-1416), and Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). Our analysis of each mystic will be threefold: (1) we shall begin with her historical, cultural, and political context; (2) we shall undertake a close reading of the theological content of her writings and examine her methodology; and (3) we shall undertake a comparative study in which we consider such issues as religious authority, 'holy anorexia', and the role of physicality and the senses in mysticism. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theology Department

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