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by Saskia Murk-Jansen

  • Author: Saskia Murk-Jansen
  • ISBN: 023252193X
  • ISBN13: 978-0232521931
  • ePub: 1661 kb | FB2: 1107 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Worship & Devotion
  • Publisher: Darton Longman & Todd (1998)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Brides in the Desert: Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian spirituality series) ePub download

Saskia Murk-Jansen describes the historical context of the Beguine . Other books in the series. Traditions of Christian Spirituality (1 - 10 of 29 books). Books by Saskia Murk-Jansen.

Saskia Murk-Jansen describes the historical context of the Beguine movement and the changing social reality in which these women and their fellow Beguines lived. This is a good short introduction to the Beguines, written from within the Christian tradition. Books by Saskia Murk-Jansen

Saskia Murk-Jansen probes the key images in Beguine spirituality .

Saskia Murk-Jansen probes the key images in Beguine spirituality including the soul as the bride of God, suffering as an integral part of a relationship with the Holy One, and the desert as a place to focus on the transcendent. Manufacturer: Orbis Books Release date: 16 August 1998 ISBN-10 : 157075201X ISBN-13: 9781570752018.

The Beguine movement arose in Europe during the thirteenth century and consisted of women living together in chastity and poverty, doing works of Christian charity. Although many of their number were wealthy, this urban phenomenon had no founder, no single rule, and no agreed way of life. The Beguine movement was part of a yearning to democratize religion, and it produced four great writers. Saskia Murk-Jansen, a specialist in medieval women's mysticism, looks at the lives and works of Beatrijs of Nazareth, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Porete.

Tradition of Christian Spirituality Series. The highlight of the book is her portrayal of the literary context (chapter two). Maryknoll, NY Orbis Books, 1998. Beloved for their ardent poetry and prose, beguine writers have captured the attention of contemporary scholars and practitioners of religion. For it is in style and form that beguine writings differ notably from contemporary theologies, Murk-jansen presupposes beguine authorial sophistication, too often dismissed as powerfully emotive, but naively theological. Along with a growing number of scholars, she identifies selected beguine writers as "vernacular theologians.

Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian Spirituality)

Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian Spirituality). Hadewijch: The Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality). Laura Swan has for many years studied and written about the history of women’s spirituality and the monastic life.

Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian Spirituality). Meister Eckhart and the Beguine Mystics: Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite Porete. Mechthild of Magdeburg: The Flowing Light of the Godhead (Classics of Western Spirituality) Paperback. Mechtild of Magdeburg.

Traditions of Christian Spirituality. S. Murk-Jansen Murk-Jansen, S. (1998). Brides in the desert: The spirituality of the Beguines (ed. P. Sheldrake), Traditions of Christian Spirituality. Meister Eckhart and the Beguine mystics: Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite of Porete. McGinn, B. (e. (1994). Murk-Jansen, S. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock. Vulgariter Beghinae: Eight Centuries of Beguine History in the Low Countries.

Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines (Saskia Murk-Jansen). Contemplation and Compassion: The Victorine Tradition (Steven Chase). Encountering the Spirit: The Charismatic Tradition (Mark J. Cartledge)

Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines (Saskia Murk-Jansen). Cartledge). Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality (David Lonsdale). Following in the Footsteps of Christ: The Anabaptist Tradition (C. Arnold Snyder). God's Lovers in an Age of Anxiety: The Medieval English Mystics (Joan M. Nuth). Grace that Frees: The Lutheran Tradition (Bradley Hanson). Heart Speaks to Heart: The Salesian Tradition (Wendy . right).

Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire occurred intermittently over a period of over two centuries between the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD under Nero and the Edict of Milan. Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire occurred intermittently over a period of over two centuries between the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD under Nero and the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, in which the Roman Emperors Constantine the Great and Licinius legalised the Christian religion

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Neol
I am moved and impressed with this book. The author is a scholar of Medieval literature, particularly women's literature of the period, as individuals began writing in vernacular languages instead of Church Latin. As a result, the experiences and concepts expressed by the Beguines are fresh, infused with emotion and imagery, and give a unique perspective into the lives and ideas of religious women in those societies. The book is highly readable and discreetly footnoted for those who wish to study the author's sources further. I have read Simon's Cities of Ladies and Swan's The Wisdom of the Beguines, too, and each presents a different and useful perspective on this movement.

For an explanation of the motives for the practical and heartfelt responses made by these remarkable women to social conditions and attitudes of the period, Brides in the Desert is a masterpiece.
August
Great details of this 12th century womens movement and its significance, to the Catholic Church and to all people called by spirituality today. Beguines led a religious life that was flexible with one foot in both worlds. The mystics that arose out of the movement were unparalleled (Hadewijch of the Brabant, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Beatriz of Nazareth et al.). Their lives still speak volumes in the beguinages (cities of peace) that are kept alive throughout Belgium and Amsterdam. Their main contributions to the Catholic church were devotion to the Sacred Heart, devotion to the Eucharist and frequent recpetion via institution of the feast of Corpus Christi, the pieta which was a statue originating among the beautiful Flemish artwork found in their awesomely beautiful (church) chapels. The women worked for the poor and lived simple lives (w/o the vow of poverty) and were free to leave at any time. In their spirituality they developed negative theology (finding God where he is "not"), emphasis on the divine origin of the soul and other gnostic aspects that do not cross the fine line from an interactive God into a manipulated God. Marguerite Porete excepted. The vernacular books they wrote were influential among more famous male mystics (Eckhart & Ruysbeck) & are as relevant today as they were then. Great women, great achievements with a tradition that is still alive (...)."Church suppression" was temporary and limited; did not take effect in countries who valued their holy women.
Thordigda
This book was my first exposure to the Beguines and I've been a huge fan of them ever since. Murk-Jansen does an exceptionally good job of "pitching" the book: those who are well acquainted with the Beguines will enjoy it, but it's fully accessible to newcomers to this movement. There are brief bios of the most prominent figures in the heydey of the Beguines, plenty of excerpts from their writings, and a fascinating analysis of the images that appear frequently in those writings. We learn the historical and institutional context in which the Beguines first appeared, briefly flourished and then went into decline. In short, this is the book I would recommend for anyone seeking a quick and readable introduction. Though I'm also partial to Laura Swan's book The Wisdom of the Beguines, which goes into more depth and would also make a nice introduction or perhaps a deeper follow-up to Murk-Jansen's book. Might as well buy them both!
tref
As a scholar of the beguines, I have become very familiar with the historiography on them. This book is not well researched and it lacks the sophistication necessary to give a satisfactory account of this group of women.

If you want something more informative, try Walter Simons' City of Ladies or Amy Hollywood's books.
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