Issue 30 Women in the Medieval Church

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Five Religious Options for Medieval Women

In the High Middle Ages, Christian women found many ways to live a holy life.

Dr. Ann K. Warren

Joan of Arc

This courageous and controversial medieval teenager saved her country

the Editors

The Black Death

Catherine of Siena lived—and helped others—during the most devastating plague in human history.

the Editors

Women in the Medieval Church: Did You Know?

Fascinating facts about women in the medieval church.

Jeannette L. Angell

Women in the Medieval Church: From the Editor — In the Middle (Ages) of a Debate

Despite countless books, conferences, and theological debates, the role of women in the church is far from settled.

Kevin A. Miller

Catherine of Siena

Caroline T. Marshall

Terms of the Religious Life

A glossary of terms relating to religious life of women in the Middle Ages.

the Editors

Life in a Medieval Village

From birth to death, a peasant woman’s difficult life intersected the church.

Frances and Joseph Gies

Inside the Convent

How did convents arise? Why did so many medieval women enter them?

Jo Ann McNamara

A Skeptic Inside the Nunnery

Spiritual vitality—and tensions—within a twelfth-century priory.

Aelred of Rievaulx

Women in the Medieval Church: A Gallery of Christian Women Writers of the Medieval World

Who was who among Christian women writers of the Middle Ages.

Katharina M. Wilson

Women in the Medieval Church: The Christian History Timeline

Chronology of some key events pertaining to Christian women in the Middle Ages.

Thomas O. Kay

Heloise and Abelard’s Tumultuous Affair

She became an acclaimed abbess; he was one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval world. Yet their fabled love deeply damaged them both.

Ruth A. Tucker

Voices of the Mystics

Women mystics of the Middle Ages.

the Editors

The Mystics

Why did mysticism flower in the medieval world—and why did women often lead in it?

Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff

Writings from Women in the Medieval Church

Brief selections from four key books.

the Editors

Women in the Medieval Church: Recommended Resources

Resources for women in the medieval church.

the Editors

The Faith Behind the Famous: Isaac Newton

He has been called “the greatest scientific genius the world has known.” Yet he spent less time on science than on theology.

Charles E. Hummel

Newton’s Views on Science and Faith

Newton’s faith in his own words.

Charles E. Hummel

Significant Events in the Life of Isaac Newton

Chronology of Isaac Newton’ life and times.

Charles E. Hummel

Readers Respond to the 100 Events Issue

Which events should have been listed? Here’s what you said.

Kevin A. Miller
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