Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe

Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe seeks to explain the convergence of religion and gender in medieval Christendom. Essays in the volume examine how Europeans identified themselves as women, men, and Christians, and how these identities influenced religious belief and practice in everyday life.

Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe
New Perspectives

Edited by Lisa M. Bitel and Felice Lifshitz

2008 | 168 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $19.95
History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Convent ruins and Christian profession: toward a methodology for the history of religion and gender
—Lisa M. Bitel

1 Tertullian, the angelic life, and the bride of Christ
—Dyan Elliott
2 One flesh, two sexes, three genders?
—Jacqueline Murray
3 Thomas Aquinas's chastity belt: clerical masculinity in medieval Europe
—Ruth Mazo Karras
4 Women's monasteries and sacred space: the promotion of saints' cults and miracles
—Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
5 Priestly women, virginal men: litanies and their discontents
—Felice Lifshitz

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