By Bonnie A. Birk
The fifteen-century author Christine de Pizan very adeptly used a number of elements of the spiritual traditions of her day in her disagreement of misogynous ideals and attitudes. during this publication the insights of trendy feminist students in faith are used to illustrate that one of many extra fascinating spiritual parts Christine drew upon used to be the feminine determine of biblical knowledge. whereas using knowledge within the Medieval period in a common theological and literary feel was once rather time-honored, Christine took an important step past general symbolic utilization in that knowledge used to be known as upon as a metaphor for deity to creatively give a boost to her efforts to say justice and honor for herself and for all girls. knowledge looked as if it would functionality, for Christine, as a mirrored image within the divine realm of excellent male and female realities within the human. This booklet serves so as to add a newly came across resource of notion for Christine de Pizan's improvement of her literary-theological creations, and serves to boot so as to add Christine's outstanding feminist appropriation of the feminine determine of biblical knowledge to present feminist-theological discussions.
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