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Modern Carmelite nuns and contemplative identities

Shaping spirituality in the Netherlands

By Brian Heffernan

Modern Carmelite nuns and contemplative identities
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  • ISBN: 9781526177209
  • Publish Date: May 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7720-9
    • Pages: 304
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: May 2024

    Description

    Discalced Carmelite convents are among the most influential wellsprings of female spirituality in the Catholic tradition, as the names of Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux and Edith Stein attest. Behind these 'great Carmelites' stood communities of women who developed discourses on their relationship with God and their identity as a spiritual elite in the church and society. This book looks at these discourses as formulated by Carmelites in the Netherlands, from their arrival there in 1872 up to the recent past, providing an in-depth case study of the spiritualities of modern women contemplatives. The female religious life was a transnational phenomenon, and the book draws on sources and scholarship in English, Dutch, French and German to provide insights on gendered spirituality, memory and the post-conciliar renewal of the religious life.

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Convents, sisters and power
    2 Mighty victims: suffering and spiritual warfare, 1872-1920
    3 Little ways, old and new: pain and prayer, 1920-1970
    4 A new type of Carmelite: renewal, 1950-1990
    5 Contemplatives in an expressive culture: prayer and the turn to self, 1970-2020
    Conclusion
    Index

    Author

    Brian Heffernan is a historian of religion who has published on modern Catholicism in Ireland and the Netherlands

    Modern Carmelite nuns and contemplative identities

    By Brian Heffernan

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