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Kienzle, Beverly Mayne

Works: 51 works in 216 publications in 6 languages and 6,978 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Church history  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Director, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Performer
Classifications: BV4207, 270.082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Beverly Mayne Kienzle
Women preachers and prophets through two millennia of Christianity by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bijdragen in deze bundel onderzoeken de argumenten, op grond van de brieven van Paulus over vrouwen tegen het in het openbaar spreken door vrouwen en de verschillende manieren waarop vrouwen vanaf het ontstaan van de kerk er in geslaagd zijn religieus leiderschap binnen hun parochies te bereiken. Sommigen baseerden hun gezag op goddelijke inspiratie, anderen dankten hun gezag aan hun onafhankelijk denkende medeparochianen, een paar werden zelfs al zodanig erkend door de kerkelijke hiërarchie
A companion to Hildegard of Bingen by Beverly Kienzle( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an introduction to Hildegard and her works, with a focus on the historical, literary, and religious context of the seer's writings and music. Its essays explore the cultural milieu that informs Hildegard's life and various compositions, and examine understudied aspects of the 'magistra's' oeuvre, such as the interconnections among her works. 'A Companion to Hildegard of Bingen' builds on earlier studies and presents to an English-speaking audience various facets of the seer's historical persona and her cultural significance, so that the reader can grasp and appreciate the scope of the unparalleled life and contributions of Hildegard, who was declared to be a saint and a doctor of the Church in 2012.0
Hildegard of Bingen : solutions to thirty-eight questions by Hildegard( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the least studied of HIldegard of Bingen's writings, Solutions to Thirty-Eight Questions is translated in this volume into English for the first time from the original Latin. In this work of exegesis, Hildegard (1098-1179) resolves thorny passages of Scripture, theological questions, and two issues in hagiographic texts. Solutions to Thirty-Eight Questions joins Hildegard's Homilies on the Gospels, which were directed to her nuns, as evidence of the seer's exegetical writing as well as her authority as an exegete. The twelfth-century saint wrote in standard genres of exegesis--homilies and solutiones--and her interpretations of Scripture were widely sought, including by male audiences. (back cover)
Cistercians, heresy, and Crusade in Occitania, 1145-1229 : preaching in the Lord's vineyard by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Led by the example of Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian monks, respected as twelfth-century Europe's holiest and brightest men, embarked on preaching missions against dissidents in southern France from 1145 to 1229." "The white monks turned their attention outside the monastery to a world they viewed as threatened and threatening, a social order in danger of collapse because dissident Christians, particularly the Cathars, were undermining it. Cistercians and other intellectuals resorted to pen, pulpit and popular preaching in the hope of eliminating the danger from their midst. Some Cistercians accepted posts as bishops and papal legates who aided and even directed the Albigensian Crusade and who contributed to establishing procedures of inquisition." "The present book examines this important but little-studied aspect of Cistercian history to probe how and why the Order undertook endeavours that drew the monks outside their monastic vocation. The analysis of texts about the preaching campaigns, and of their contexts, seeks to retrieve the role of preaching and to reconstruct what was preached in the light of its historical and specifically monastic context. Monastic texts and their contexts furnish the keys to understanding how medieval monastic authors perceived heresy, preached, and wrote against it."--Jacket
De ore Domini : preacher and word in the Middle Ages( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sermon by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Catherine of Siena by Carolyn Muessig( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Offers a substantial introduction to the world of Catherine of Siena (1347-80), her works and the way her followers responded to her religious leadership and legacy. Although much of the scholarship has dealt with her visionary reputation, this volume ... highlights her image as a church reformer, peacemaker, preacher, author, holy woman, stigmatic, saint and politically astute person. Furthermore, it assesses the manuscript tradition of works by and about Catherine of Siena."--Back cover
The letters of St Bernard of Clairvaux by Bernard( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with the eighth centenary of the saint's death, this volume provides translations of some 300 letters written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153). The letters shed light on many of the leading personages of the day, with recipients including popes, kings, and scholars
Homilies on the Gospels by Hildegard( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard of Bingen and her gospel homilies : speaking new mysteries by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), the only medieval woman known to have authored systematic works of exegesis, composed fifty-eight little-studied Expositiones euangeliorum, homilies on twenty-seven gospel passages. Hildegard described her divine charge as to restore the tottering faith of her era by revealing the hidden mysteries of the Scriptures. She continued the exegetical tradition of the Fathers and, by using the words of Scripture, constructed moral fortifications designed to defend her sisters against the forces of evil. Hildegard of Bingen and her Gospel Homilies constitutes the first in-depth study of Hildegard's Expositiones and of her exegesis, preaching, and use of sources. It explores the Expositiones in the context of Hildegard's intellectual and cultural milieu and underscores the central role of biblical interpretation in the seer's works. Furthermore, this book re-examines Hildegard's self-depiction in the context of monastic education for women, the magistra's exchange with her mentors and friends, and her rich use of divine voice to empower her own expression. This is a new, exciting, and erudite study on one of the most influential female mystics
Models of holiness in medieval sermons : proceedings of the International Symposium (Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 1995) by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( Book )

23 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegardis Bingensis Opera minora by Hildegarda( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Latin and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saintly women : medieval saints, modern women, and intimate partner violence by Nancy Nienhuis( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking volume assesses the contemporary epidemic of intimate partner violence and explores how and why cultural and religious beliefs serve to excuse battering and to work against survivors' attempts to find safety. Theological interpretations of sacred texts have been used for centuries to justify or minimize violence against women. The authors recover historical and especially medieval narratives whose protagonists endure violence that is framed by religious texts or arguments. The medieval theological themes that redeem battering in saints' lives--suffering, obedience, ownership and power--continue today in most religious traditions. This insightful book emphasizes Christian history and theology, but the authors signal contributions from interfaith studies to efforts against partner violence. Examining medieval attitudes and themes sharpens the readers' understanding of contemporary violence against women. Analyzing both historical and contemporary narratives from a religious perspective grounds the unique approach of Nienhuis and Kienzle, one that forges a new path in grappling with partner violence. Medieval and contemporary narratives alike demonstrate that women in abusive relationships feel the burden of religious beliefs that enjoin wives to endure suffering and to maintain stable marriages. Religious leaders have reminded women of wives' responsibility for obedience to husbands, even in the face of abuse. In some narratives, however, women create safe places for themselves
Medieval sermons and society : cloister, city, university : proceedings of international symposia at Kalamazoo and New York by Jacqueline Hamesse( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habla español? : an introductory course by Teresa Méndez-Faith( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panoramas literarios España by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary anthology designed to introduce students to the study of Spanish literature through representative selections by key literary figures. ... features works that span the Middle Ages to the present--Back cover
Habla español? by Teresa Méndez-Faith( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard of Bingen : Homililes on the gospels by Beverly Mayne Kienzle( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowering of satire in medieval Picardy by Beverly Cary Mayne Kienzle( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Women preachers and prophets through two millennia of Christianity
Cistercians, heresy, and Crusade in Occitania, 1145-1229 : preaching in the Lord's vineyardDe ore Domini : preacher and word in the Middle AgesThe letters of St Bernard of ClairvauxHildegard of Bingen and her gospel homilies : speaking new mysteriesHabla español? : an introductory coursePanoramas literarios España
Alternative Names
Kienzle, Beverly, 1947-

Kienzle, Beverly M.

Kienzle, Beverly M. 1947-

Mayne Kienzle, Beverly

Mayne Kienzle, Beverly 1947-