Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present

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Lucetta Scaraffia, Gabriella Zarri
Harvard University Press, 1999 - 378 pàgines
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Feminist thought has wrestled with the question of whether religion has been principally responsible for the oppression of women or instead has provided access to culture, public life, and--sometimes--power. This study of Italian women and Catholicism from the fourth through the twentieth century reflects this conflict and the tension between the masculine character of divinity in the Catholic Church and the potential for equality in the gospels and early writings ("neither male nor female, but one in Jesus").

The various chapters in this book consider the institutions within which religious women lived, many of which they themselves founded or reorganized. In addition to overviews of women and the religious life throughout the periods under study, specific chapters focus on mystical marriage, religious writings by women, secular writings by nuns, women in sacred images, women in the nineteenth-century Christian family, Marian pilgrimages, and depictions of sisters and saints in film. The authors, leading American, Italian, and French scholars, have drawn on rich resources to provide a panorama of sixteen centuries of Italian history, religious history, and women's history.

 

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Introduction
1
Female Asceticism and Monasticism in Italy
8
Mystical Marriage
31
Society and Womens Religiosity 7501450
42
Women Faith and Image in the Late Middle Ages
72
From Prophecy to Discipline 14501650
83
Spiritual Letters
113
The Secular Writing
129
From the Late Baroque Mystical Explosion to
176
Mystical Writing
205
Female Dynastic Sanctity 16501850
219
Sacred Imagery and the Religious Lives
231
Christianity Has Liberated Her and Placed
249
A Voyage to the Madonna
281
Sisters and Saints on the Screen
294
Notes
303

Genuine Female Holiness in Early Modern Italy
144
Models of Female Sanctity in Renaissance
159

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Quant a l’autor (1999)

Lucetta Scaraffia is Preceptor in Modern History, University of Rome.

Gabriella Zarri is Professor of Modern History, University of Florence.

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