Book Categories

Anchoritic Spirituality
Ancrene Wisse & Associated Works

Sometime in the first quarter of the thirteenth century a number of works were written for anchoresses, women who lived as religious recluses in cells adjoining churches. The most influential is Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses), which discusses in great detail the daily life of the anchoress, both outer and inner. This work gives a detailed sense of a powerful and multifaceted spirituality different from that of other mystics.

ISBN: 978-08091-3257-7

Paperback $27.95 Add To Cart

Items in Cart: