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Abelard and Heloise$
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Constant J. Mews

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156881

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195156889.001.0001

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Heloise and the Paraclete

Heloise and the Paraclete

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(p.145) 8 Heloise and the Paraclete
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Abelard and Heloise
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Constant J. Mews (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0195156889.003.0009

Heloise and the Paraclete. This chapter considers Abelard’s decision to entrust his foundation of the Paraclete to Heloise and his writing of the Historia calamitatum in 1132–33, as well as Heloise’s reaction to this autobiographical narrative. It examines the impact of Heloise’s arguments about their past relationship and about the religious life for women on Abelard’s writings for the Paraclete. It also considers Abelard’s poetic laments in the light of Heloise’s interest in the human side of the Bible.

Keywords:   Abelard, Heloise, the Paraclete, religious life, women, Bible

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