Catherine of Siena She lived only 33 years, but her vibrant faith and writings were so influential she has been declared a Doctor of the Church. Caroline T. Marshall is Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia, and a contributor to The History of Christianity (Lion, 1977).
Five Religious Options for Medieval Women In the High Middle Ages, Christian women found many ways to live a holy life. Dr. Ann K. Warren is Adjunct Associate Proffessor of History at Case Western Reserve University and author of Anchorites and Their Patrons in Medieval England (California, 1985).
Inside the Convent How did convents arise? Why did so many medieval women enter them? Dr. Jo Ann McNamara is Professor of History at Hunter College, City University of New York, and author of Women and the Structures of Society (Duke, 1984).
Heloise and Abelard's Tumultuous Affair She became an acclaimed abbess; he was one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval world. Yet their fabled love deeply damaged them both. Dr. Ruth A. Tucker is visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. She is author of eight books, including Daughters of the Church (with Walter Liefeld; Zondervan, 1987) and Stories of Faith (Zondervan, 1990).
The Mystics Why did mysticism flower in the medieval world—and why did women often lead in it? Dr. Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of Medieval Women's Visionary Literature (Oxford, 1986).
The Fighting Monks In the new religious orders, Christians blended poverty, chastity, and military fervor. Michael Gervers
John Chrysostom: Christian History Timeline by GERARD H. ETTLINGER Gerard H. Ettlinger is professor of theology at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Saint Jean Chrysostome: A’ une Jeune Veuve Sur le Mariage Unique (Sources Chrtiennes, 1968), and of Theodoret of Cyrus: Eranistes (Clarendon, 1975).
Scripture-Drenched Life Medieval monasteries were Bible schools extraordinaire. Dennis Martin teaches at Loyola University, Chicago
The Spirit-Bearers If you know a little about Eastern monasticism, you know a great deal about Eastern Orthodoxy. John Chryssavgis