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Coon, Lynda L.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 2,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Lynda L Coon
That gentle strength : historical perspectives on women in Christianity( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity by Lynda L Coon( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late antique and early medieval hagiographic texts present holy women as simultaneously pious and corrupt, hideous and beautiful, examplars of depravity and models of sanctity. In Sacred Fictions Lynda Coon unpacks these paradoxial representations to reveal the construction and circumscription of women's roles in the early Christian centuries. The sacred fictions of holy women were written within the context of the institutionalization of the male priesthood and the masculinization of church worship, Coon contends. The windows they open on the past are far from transparent; driven by both literary invention and moral imperative, the stories they tell helped shape Western gender constructs that have survived into modern times
Dark age bodies : gender and monastic practice in the early medieval West by Lynda L Coon( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Dark Age Bodies" Lynda L. Coon reconstructs the gender ideology of monastic masculinity through an investigation of early medieval readings of the body. Focusing on the Carolingian era, Coon evaluates the ritual and liturgical performances of monastic bodies within the imaginative landscapes of same-sex ascetic communities in northern Europe. She demonstrates how the priestly body plays a significant role in shaping major aspects of Carolingian history, such as the revival of classicism, movements for clerical reform, and church-state relations. In the political realm, Carolingian churchmen consistently exploited monastic constructions of gender to assert the power of the monastery. Stressing the superior qualities of priestly virility, clerical elites forged a model of gender that sought to feminize lay male bodies through a variety of textual, ritual, and spatial means. Focusing on three central themes-the body, architecture, and ritual practice-the book draws from a variety of visual and textual materials, including poetry, grammar manuals, rhetorical treatises, biblical exegesis, monastic regulations, hagiographies, illuminated manuscripts, building plans, and cloister design. Interdisciplinary in scope, "Dark Age Bodies" brings together scholarship in architectural history and cultural anthropology with recent works in religion, classics, and gender to present a significant reconsideration of Carolingian culture. -- Book jacket
The Gentle strength : historical perspectives on women in Christianity( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendering Dark Age Jesus by Lynda L Coon( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women in early Byzantine hagiography : reversing the story by Susan Ashbrook Harvey( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sacred fictions : holy women and hagiography in late antiquity
Alternative Names
Coon, Lynda L.

Languages
English (39)

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Dark age bodies : gender and monastic practice in the early medieval West