Scholars and Mystics (St. Gertrude The Great / St. Mechtild von Hackenborn / Gertrude von Hackenborn / Mechtild von Magdeburg)

By: Sister Mary Jeremy

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From a personal / private library. No marks or writing observed in text. DJ is fair. Binding sound. . . . . . . . . . Helfta, a centre of intellectual activity in 13th-century Saxony, was the site of a Cistercian monastery, a religious community that included the mystics Gertrude the Great, Mechtild of Hackeborn and Mechtild of Magdeburg. Described as a pioneering work in the study of medieval women writers, the book focuses on the women of Helfta whose mystical writings - The Messenger of God's Loving Kindness, The Book of Special Grace and The Flowing Light of Divinity - have attracted much scholarly attention. These writings are valuable as first-hand accounts of the mystical experiences of the Saxon monastic women. They offer insights into the daily difficulties and challenges faced by a community of women who were able to maintain an atmosphere where learning, courtesy and holiness flourished in one of the stormiest periods of German history.

Title: Scholars and Mystics (St. Gertrude The Great / St. Mechtild von Hackenborn / Gertrude von Hackenborn / Mechtild von Magdeburg)

Author Name: Sister Mary Jeremy

Categories: Saints,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Henry Regnery Co: 1962

ISBN Number: B0006AXXDK

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 86477