Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joan of Arc and Spirituality

    1. Ann W. Astell, Bonnie Wheeler
      Pages 1-5
  3. Joan’s Own Spirituality

  4. Clerical Perceptions Of Joan’s Spirituality in Her Own Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. George H. Tavard
      Pages 129-146
    3. Brian Patrick McGuire
      Pages 183-192
  5. Joan’s Secular Contemporaries

  6. Joan as Model

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book


Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed 'Voices' that counselled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple facets of Joan's prayerful life. Two-thirds of the essays focus on Joan in her own time; the later chapters study Joan's formative influence upon modern women. Taken together, these essays offer new perspectives on the heroism of Joan's original way of sanctity.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73153-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-06954-2
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