By Bonnie A. Birk
The fifteen-century author Christine de Pizan very adeptly used a variety of facets of the spiritual traditions of her day in her war of words of misogynous ideals and attitudes. during this booklet the insights of modern-day feminist students in faith are used to illustrate that one of many extra interesting non secular parts Christine drew upon used to be the feminine determine of biblical knowledge. whereas using knowledge within the Medieval period in a basic theological and literary feel was once rather favourite, Christine took an important step past conventional symbolic utilization in that knowledge used to be referred to as upon as a metaphor for deity to creatively enhance her efforts to assert justice and honor for herself and for all girls. knowledge seemed to functionality, for Christine, as a mirrored image within the divine realm of perfect male and female realities within the human. This publication serves so as to add a newly found resource of idea for Christine de Pizan's improvement of her literary-theological creations, and serves in addition so as to add Christine's awesome feminist appropriation of the feminine determine of biblical knowledge to present feminist-theological discussions.
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