School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses
A Garden Enclosed, A Fountain Sealed Up: Paradoxical and Generative Metaphors of Enclosure in Medieval Female Anchoritism
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Theology and Seminary
Charles Bobertz, PhD
Arts and Humanities | Religion
In addition to monastic and eremitic vocations, medieval women embraced with great fervor the anchoritic life. This unique method of separation produced a multiplicity of metaphorical language to describe the experience of the anchoress and her enclosure. This essay examines a cross section of that metaphorical language, focusing on those which are principally generative and paradoxical.
Maynus, Cody Obl.S.B., "A Garden Enclosed, A Fountain Sealed Up: Paradoxical and Generative Metaphors of Enclosure in Medieval Female Anchoritism" (2017). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 1907.
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