Women, Men, and Spiritual Power: Female Saints and Their Male Collaborators

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INDEX
Agnes, St., 156, 296n. 40
Agnes of Montepulciano, 171
Aiolis, St., 79
Albigensians, crusade against, 69, 70, 76
Alfonso of Valdaterra, 172
Angela of Foligno, 5, 111–29, 141, 147, 223, Assisi event, 116, 119, 124; biographical uncertainties, 112–13; death of, 276n. 5; Franciscans and, 113–14; friar as devotee and colleague, 122–28; God, encounters with, 117–18, 123–27; knowledge of, 216– 17; mysticism of, 111, 115–16; questions posed to, 117, 124–25; structure of Memorial, 112–15; supervision of, 113, 123, 226; as teacher, 112, 118, 126, 217; as theologian, 16, 111, 118–19, 122, 125–29, 216–17, 278n. 24; undermining of narrative by Friar A., 116–17, 119–22. See also Friar A.; Memorial
angels, theology of, 28–30, 241nn. 31, 32, 34, 35, 36
anonymous friar. See Friar A.
Anselm of Canterbury, 32
Aquinas, Thomas, 104, 105, 106, 272n. 110
Arbor Vitae (Ubertino da Casale), 112
ars dictandi, 153
asceticism, validation of, 10, 51, 179–80
Asztalos, Monika, 105
audience, 16, 163, 191, 317n. 78; clerics as mediators, 61–63, 114, 116, 138, 140, 218; public role of holy women, 39–40; role of cleric, 35–37; uncertainty of holy women and, 41–43
authority, 4–5; Béguines and, 69–70; comfort with exploring, 18, 86, 212–13; complementary, 141, 188–89, 2, 13; of confessors, 207–8, 222; interaction of informal and institutional, 203–9; limitations of, 2–3, 130–31, 147; role reversal, 5, 71, 78–87, 123, 184, 187, 206, 226; separate spheres of, 45–46, 66, 78, 80–82, 87–88, 181, 213–20, 221, 255n. 104; structures of church and, 7, 22–23; system of, 130–31, 141–47, 219; tension between male and female, 7–8, 22, 24, 61–63; testing of, 17, 24, 26, 59; of women, 7, 11–16; women's potential for subversion, 15, 17–18. See also clerical authors; informal powers; institutional powers
Beatrice of Nazareth, 222
Beguines, 5, 9, 68; legitimacy of, 17, 69–70, 79. See also Christine of Stommeln; Mary of Oignies
Beguines of Cologne, 94, 95–96
Benedictines, 26
Benevenuta Boiani of Cividale, 14
biblical writers, 64–65
bishops, 23–24

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