Go to Main Content

Georgetown University

HELP | EXIT

Detailed Course Information

 

Fall 2017
Sep 23, 2017
Transparent Image
Information Select the desired Level or Schedule Type to find available classes for the course.

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

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Return to Previous New Search
Transparent Image
Skip to top of page
Release: 8.7.2