This course examines key theological themes in the writings of four medieval women mystics: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179, Germany), Hadewijch of Antwerp (mid 13th century, Low Countries), Catherine of Siena (1347-1380, Italy) and Julian of Norwich (1342-mid 1400s, England). Their theological contributions are compared to those of significant male theologians who also addressed those themes. In what ways do these women speak to the concerns of the 21st century?
Note: Pass/fail. Cannot be taken for reading credit.
- Professor: Susan Rakoczy