Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481-1534: Visionary Sermons

Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481-1534: Visionary Sermons

Distributed for Iter Press

243 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780866985499 Published April 2016

Juana de la Cruz (1481–1534) is a unique figure in the history of the Catholic Church, thanks to her public visionary experiences during which she lost consciousness, while a deep voice, identifying itself as Christ, issued from her, narrating the feasts and pageants taking place in heaven. Juana’s so called “sermons,” collected in a manuscript called Libro del Conorte, form a fascinating window into Castilian religiosity in the early sixteenth century. There is much to reap from these sermons concerning Spanish Renaissance culture, theology, mysticism, gender roles, and interreligious interactions.

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