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Master of Arts in Theology
School of Theology • Seminary
The intent of this paper is to demonstrate the integrity of Teresa of Avila's demonstration of humility in her spiritual writings. In examining Teresian humility, this paper dialogues with Teresian scholars, Gillian Ahlgren and Alison Weber, who contend that Teresa's display of humility was a disingenuous strategy developed to counter the obstacles she faced as a female writer in the historical milieu of sixteen century Spain. This examination situates Teresa's humility in her theological tradition, thereby broadening the interpretation context used by Ahlgren and Weber.
Witek, Kristin, "Teresa of Avila: An Examination of the Theological Significance of Her Humility" (2003). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 1426.
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