Nuns priests tales men and salvation in medieval womens monastic life fiona j griffiths 360 pages 6 x 9 29 illus cloth 2018 isbn 9780812249750 6995s outside the americas 5400 ebook editions are available from selected online vendors a volume in the middle ages series view table of contents and excerpt the reform era was obsessed with clerical celibacy yet it also . Focusing on mens spiritual ideas about women and their spiritual service to them nuns priests tales reveals a clerical counter discourse in which spiritual care for women was depicted as a holy service and an act of devotion and obedience to christ. During the middle ages female monasteries relied on priests to provide for their spiritual care chiefly to celebrate mass in their chapels but also to hear the confessions of their nuns and give last rites to their sick and dying. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters use up arrow for mozilla firefox browser alt up arrow and down arrow for mozilla firefox browser alt down arrow to review and enter to select. During the middle ages female monasteries relied on priests to provide for their spiritual care chiefly to celebrate mass in their chapels but also to hear their confessions and give last rites to their sick and dying
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