The Resource Teresa de Avila, lettered woman, Barbara Mujica, (electronic resource/)

Teresa de Avila, lettered woman, Barbara Mujica, (electronic resource/)

Label
Teresa de Avila, lettered woman
Title
Teresa de Avila, lettered woman
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Mujica
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1562, Teresa de Avila founded the Discalced Carmelites and launched a reform movement that would pit her against the Church hierarchy and the male officials of her own religious order. This new spirituality, which stressed interiority and a personal relationship with God, was considered dangerous and subversive. It provoked the suspicion of the Inquisition and the wrath of unreformed Carmelites. The Inquisition investigated Teresa repeatedly, and the Carmelite General had her detained. But even during the most terrible periods of persecution, Teresa continued to fight for the reform using the weapon she wielded best: the pen. Teresa wrote hundreds, perhaps thousands, of letters to everyone from the King to prelates to mothers of novices. Teresas epistolary writing reveals how she used her political acumen to dodge inquisitors and negotiate the thorny issues of the reform, facing off the authorities and reprimanding priests and nuns who failed to follow her orders. Her letters bring to light the different strategies she used in order to communicate with nuns and male allies. They show how she manipulated language, varying her tone and rhetoric according to the recipient or slipping into deliberate vagueness in order to avoid divulging secrets. What emerges from her correspondence is a portrait of courage, ability, and shrewdness. --From publishers description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
282.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.T4
LC item number
M77 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Teresa de Avila, lettered woman, Barbara Mujica, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=507237
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Teresa de Ahumada to Saint Teresa -- Teresa de Jesus: woman of letters -- Gods warrior and her epistolary weapons -- Correspondence and correspondents -- Letter-writing as self-representation -- Forging sainthood: Teresas letters as relics
Control code
ocn823506883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Teresa de Avila, lettered woman, Barbara Mujica, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=507237
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Teresa de Ahumada to Saint Teresa -- Teresa de Jesus: woman of letters -- Gods warrior and her epistolary weapons -- Correspondence and correspondents -- Letter-writing as self-representation -- Forging sainthood: Teresas letters as relics
Control code
ocn823506883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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