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God's words, women's voices : discretio spirituum in the writing of late-medieval women visionaries.

@inproceedings{Voaden1994GodsWW,
  title={God's words, women's voices : discretio spirituum in the writing of late-medieval women visionaries.},
  author={R. Voaden},
  year={1994}
}
This thesis, "God's Words, Women's Voices: discretio spirituum in the Writing of Late-Medieval Women Visionaries" examines the influence of the ecclesiastical doctrine of discretio spirituum, the discerning of spirits, on the textual construction of late-medieval women visionaries. I argue that the doctrine produced a discourse which shaped the articulation of women's revelations, controlled their relationship with their spiritual superiors, and established appropriate behaviour. Visions and… Expand