• 231 Citations
1978 …2019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Medieval religious culture, comparative literature, and women's spirituality.

Education/Academic qualification

Medieval Studies, PhD, Yale University

… → 1981

MADiv, University of Chicago Divinity School

… → 1976

English and Religion, BA, Oberlin College

… → 1975

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middle ages Social Sciences
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
mysticism Social Sciences
twelfth century Social Sciences
meditation Social Sciences
reformation Social Sciences
Hildegard of Bingen Arts & Humanities
Late Medieval Period Arts & Humanities

Grants 2005 2015

Research Output 1978 2019

Affectus from Hildegard to Helfta

Newman, B., 2019, Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800. Feros Ruys, J., Champion, M. & Essary, K. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The fool’s dance: finding the still point in The greater trumps

Newman, B., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Inklings Studies. 9, 2, p. 154-171 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Conduct Becoming: Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages. By Glenn D. Burger

Newman, B., 2018, In : Church History. 87, 3, p. 872-875 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Newman, B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Church History. p. 872-875 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and the Study of Religion. By Amy Hollywood

Newman, B., 2017, In : Church History. 86, 1, p. 213-215 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review