Gender & Christianity in medieval Europe : new perspectives /

In Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe, six historians explore how medieval people professed Christianity, how they performed gender, and how the two coincided. Many of the daily religious decisions people made were influenced by gender roles, the authors contend. Women's pious donations...

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Other Authors / Creators:Bitel, Lisa M., 1958- editor.
Lifshitz, Felice, 1959- editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series:Middle Ages series.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Convent ruins and Christian profession: toward a methodology for the history of religion and gender
  • 1. Tertullian, the angelic life, and the bride of Christ
  • 2. One flesh, two sexes, three genders?
  • 3. Thomas Aquinas's chastity belt: clerical masculinity in medieval Europe
  • 4. Women's monasteries and sacred space: the promotion of saints' cults and miracles
  • 5. Priestly women, virginal men: litanies and their discontents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • List of contributors
  • Index