The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite by Amy Hollywood

By Amy Hollywood

The Soul as Virgin spouse provides the 1st book-length examine to provide an in depth account of the theological and mystical teachings written through ladies themselves, particularly by means of these often called beguines, that have been particularly missed. Hollywood explicates the variation among the erotic and imagistic mysticism, arguing that Mechthild, Porete, and Eckhart problem the sexual ideologies common of their tradition and declare a union with out contrast among the soul and the divine. The beguines' emphasis within the later center a long time on non secular poverty has lengthy been well-known as an immense effect on next German and Flemish mystical writers, specifically the nice German Dominican preacher and apophatic theologian Meister Eckhart. within the Soul as Virgin spouse, Amy Hollywood offers the 1st book-length research to offer a close textual account of those bills. via an research of Magdeburg's The Flowing mild of the Godhead, Marguerite Porete's replicate of straightforward Souls, and the Latin commentaries and vernacular sermons of Eckhart, Hollywood uncovers the problematic net of impression and divergence among the beguinal spiritualities and Eckhart.

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