Magistra

Magistra is a magazine focusing on Religion

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, Summer

A Roman Triptych of Holy Women
A triptych, as the word tells us, is a work of art divided into three sections. Most commonly, and especially since the European Middle Ages, a triptych is made of three religious panel paintings arranged on an altar. I am borrowing this beautiful and...
Christianity and Culture Resources (Digital)
Christianity and Culture Resources (digital). Center for the Study of Christianity and Culture, University of York. $35.In this age of rapid technological change, sometimes a resource comes along that changes the way we've always done something. The...
Gender in Medieval Culture
Gender in Medieval Culture, Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. 207 pp., $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-44114262-7.Michelle Sauer provides a broad and informative overview of how gender shaped and affected all of the dimensions of medieval society,...
Site and Insight: Picturing the Annunciation as a Means of Imitatio Mariae in Medieval Devotional Praxis
A passionate devotion to the Virgin Mary in the annunciation informs the late medieval religious imagination. If art reminds of what has been forgotten, then the plethora of fourteenth and fifteenth century annunciation paintings and images in other...
The Middle English Orcherd of Syon in Late Medieval England: A Reconsideration 1
It is safe to say that readers of Middle English literature with an interest in devotional prose are familiar with the fourteenth and early fifteenth century mystics: Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian...
The Wisdom Commentary Series
The Wisdom Commentary Series, ed. Barbara Reid, OP. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2015, $39.95 hc, $19.95 eBook.The ad on the page preceding this review is meant to serve as an introduction to an extraordinary and ambitious new resource in biblical...
"Where Airy Voices Lead": Joan of Arc's Auditions in Historical Debate
The story of Joan of Arc encompasses only two years in the life of a fifteenth-century adolescent girl from Lorraine, whose intervention in the Hundred Years' War helped turn the tide of victory away from England and toward France. Until the English...
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