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xi, 350 pp. Numen Book Series: Studies in the History of Religions. Volume LXXXVIII. Dustjacket. LCC: 1698834. Bookseller Inventory # 0109I0100

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Title: Women and Miracle Stories: A ...

Publisher: E.J. Brill, Leiden, Zuid-Holland / Boston, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good condition.

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This book contains a multidisciplinary collection of studies on women in miracle stories found in texts ranging from religious classics to contemporary literary fiction. Miracle stories are a genre of great importance for the study of women's religious inheritance and for the historical and cultural understanding of women as 'makers of faith'. Miracle stories are very generally speaking more open to popular religion and culture than, for instance, doctrinal and official ecclesiastical texts, and as such, they can be of special interest to the study of women's lives and religious aspirations. Remarkably, up till now this genre has not been looked at from this point of view. This book aims to open this field for further research by presenting case studies from diverse angles and disciplines. Some of the questions this book tries to answer are: What do miracle stories specifically tell us about women? Are there some (types of) miracles that are in particular related to (certain groups of) women? What do these stories tell us about women as performers and/or subjects of miracles? What can be said about the social function and religious meaning of miracles by specifically looking at the way certain groups of women are practising and experiencing miracles? By including research on miracle stories in contemporary fiction written by women this book also wants to acknowledge and research the disputed status of 'miracles' as well of 'women' in our present society which is moving from modernity to post-modernity.

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Anne-Marie Korte is Professor of Theological Women's Studies at the Catholic Theological University in Utrecht, The Netherlands and coordinates the research program "Women and Miracle-stories." She published a study on Mary Daly, Een passie voor trancendentie (Kampen: Kok, 1992) and co-edited the series Proeven van vrouwenstudies theologie (Utrecht/Leiden, IWFT/IIMO, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996).

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