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Sister Teresa

The Woman Who Became Saint Teresa of Avila

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Paperback

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Sister Teresa by Barbara Mujica
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She is Saint Teresa--known as a mystic, reformer and founder of convents, and the author of numerous texts that introduced her radical religious ideas and practices to a society suffering through the repressive throes of the Spanish Inquisition. In Barbara Mujica's masterful tale, her story--her days of youthful romance, her sensual fits of spiritual rapture, secret heritage as a Jewish convert to Catholicism, cloak-and-dagger political dealings, struggles against sexual blackmail, and mysterious illness--unfolds with a tumultuous urgency. Blending fact with fiction in vivid detail, painstakingly researched and beautifully rendered, Mujica's tale conjures a brilliant picture of sisterhood, faith, the terror of religious persecution, the miracle of salvation, and to one woman's challenge to the power of strict orthodoxy, a challenge that consisted of a crime of passion--her own personal relationship with God.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Pages
384
Interest Age
From 18 years
Illustrations
Maps
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Overlook Press
Dimensions
143x202x25
ISBN-13
9781590200254
Product ID
3432593

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