Barbara Newman*

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781444332865
StatePublished - Mar 8 2013


  • Certain "queering" in the masculine self
  • Devout women as beguines, in communities and observing no vows
  • Explosion of bridal mysticism, and Song of Songs commentaries
  • Gender
  • Gender permutations in mystical texts and mystics, as endlessly interesting
  • Gendered language for relationship of God and his people, in Scripture
  • Monks confessing their love for God, feminizing their souls
  • Neoplatonic tradition, God as the One, the Good, or Being Itself
  • Overlapping paradigms of church, The Virgin Mary emergence
  • The late Middle Ages, gender symbolism malleable, to its own transcendence

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  • General Arts and Humanities

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