Brides in the Desert by Saskia Murk-Jansen
The Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian Spirituality)

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The voices of the Beguines, women who sought to make sense of their experience of God in a world where suffering was commonplace, can be difficult to hear. By placing them in their historical, literary and theological context this book introduces the reader to some of the most challenging religious texts of the middle ages. The four women discussed in this book between them span the thirteenth century, a period which was the time of greatest flowering of Beguine mystic literature.
 

About Saskia Murk-Jansen

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Saskia Murk-Jansen is a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge and a lecturer in Medieval Church History
 
Published July 1, 1998 by Orbis Books. 136 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction
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