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Date Permissions Signed
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Eurich, S. Amanda, 1956-
Diehl, Peter D.
Vulić, Kathryn R., 1972-
The purpose of this work is to look specifically at the writings of ten female mystics from the late medieval and early modern period and examine the intentional use of rhetoric by female mystics to procure the agency to address concerns about religion and society.
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179; Catherine, of Siena, Saint, 1347-1380; Mechthild, of Magdeburg, approximately 1212-approximately 1282; Julian, of Norwich, b. 1343; Kempe, Margery, approximately 1373-; Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582; De' Pazzi, Maria Maddalena, Saint, 1566-1607; Jesus, Ursula de, 1604-1666; Poole, Elizabeth; Bowers, Bathsheba, 1672 or 3-1718
Subject – LCSH
Women mystics--History; Women--Religious aspects--Christianity--History
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Thompson, Carly F. (Carly Florine), "Becoming the mouthpiece of God: female Christian mystics from the twelfth-to the eighteenth-century" (2010). WWU Graduate School Collection. 88.