Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction - Chastity and Female Identity 1
  • I - The Roman Empire 7
  • 1 - The Apostolic Life 9
  • 2 - Cult and Countercult 34
  • 3 - The Discipline of the Desert 61
  • II - The Early Middle Ages 89
  • 4 - The Power of Prayer 91
  • 5 - The Frontier Outpost 120
  • 6 - The Bonds of Castimony 148
  • 7 - Family Ties 176
  • 8 - The World, the Flesh, and the Devil 202
  • III - The High Middle Ages 231
  • 9 - The Imitation of Christ 233
  • 10 - Cura Mulierum 260
  • 11 - Disordered Women 289
  • 12 - The Alchemy of Mysticism 324
  • 13 - The Tears of the Magdalene 353
  • IV - The Early Modern Era 383
  • 14 - Regular Lives 385
  • 15 - Defenders of Faith 419
  • 16 - Martha's Part 452
  • 17 - The Mystical Regiment 489
  • 18 - The Sweetness of Life 526
  • V - Modern Times 563
  • 19 - Culture Wars 565
  • 20 - The Feminine Apostolate 600
  • Conclusion: Toward a Third Millennium 631
  • Notes Bibliography Index 645
  • Notes 647
  • Bibliography 695
  • Index 741
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