A companion to Clare of Assisi : life, writings, and spirituality / by Joan Mueller.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
- Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition 21.
Brill's companions to the Christian tradition ; v. 21
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- Clare, of Assisi, Saint, 1194-1253.
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- Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings and Spirituality examines Clare not merely as an obedient footnote to the friars, but as a Franciscan founder in her own right who kept primitive Franciscan ideals alive into the middle of the thirteenth century and transposed them into a woman’s key. Bringing together the best of international research, the text examines Clare’s importance within the early Franciscan milieu and her contribution to the thirteenth-century women's movement. It studies the radicalism of Clare's Franciscan choice, her life within the Monastery of San Damiano, her politicking with Agnes of Prague for the "privilege of poverty," and her uniqueness among other women in Gregory IX's Damianite ordo. Following this historical study are critical translations and literary analyses of Clare's four letters to Agnes of Prague as well as a new translation and commentary on Clare’s Forma Vitae .
- Preliminary Material / J. Mueller
Introduction / J. Mueller
Chapter One. The Franciscan Choice / J. Mueller
Chapter Two. The Monastery Of S. Damiano / J. Mueller
Chapter Three. The Politics Of “Infant’s Milk”: Clare Of Assisi And The Privilege Of Poverty / J. Mueller
Chapter Four. The Ordo That Gregory IX Founded: Clare Among Other Ugolinian Sisters / J. Mueller
Chapter Five. Reading Clare’s Letters In Context / J. Mueller
Chapter Six. The Agnes Legend In Clare’s Letters / J. Mueller
Chapter Seven. Clare’s Forma Vitae: Unique Contributions / J. Mueller
Clare’s First Letter To Agnes / J. Mueller
Clare’s Second Letter To Agnes / J. Mueller
Clare’s Third Letter To Agnes / J. Mueller
Clare’s Fourth Letter To Agnes / J. Mueller
Clare’s Forma Vitae / J. Mueller
Bibliography / J. Mueller
Index Of Subject / J. Mueller
Illustrations / J. Mueller.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- 10.1163/ej.9789004182165.i-316 DOI
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