The Aesthetics of Beauty in the Writings of Cloistered Women in Late Medieval and Golden Age Spain (Constanza de Castilla, Teresa de Cartagena, Isabel de Villena, and Teresa de Ávila)

Twomey, Lesley (2016) The Aesthetics of Beauty in the Writings of Cloistered Women in Late Medieval and Golden Age Spain (Constanza de Castilla, Teresa de Cartagena, Isabel de Villena, and Teresa de Ávila). eHumanista, 32. pp. 50-68. ISSN 1540-5877

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Abstract

In this article, written to commemorate the anniversary of Teresa de Ávila’s birth, I will examine how Teresa de Ávila, together with other cloistered women writers who preceded her, address the aesthetics of theological beauty. I will explore how each woman approaches the foundations of beauty in the natural order in creation and, then, I will examine the specifics of evangelical beauty, particularly Christ’s beauty. I will focus on how the women consider beauty is deformed through sin and will end on how they address the beauty of Christ’s atonement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teresa de Cartagena, Teresa de Ávila, Isabel de Villena, Leonor López de Córdoba, beauty, religion
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 10:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27936

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