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Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women 4 editions

Cover of: Women in Praise of the Sacred by Jane Hirshfield
About the Book

This anthology presents women's spiritual life as it has been expressed in poems, prayers and songs from the world's earliest known author (a Sumerian moon priestess) up to the first half of the 20th century, drawing from the major religious traditions of East and West, as well as several indigenous cultures. These poets were wives and mothers, mystics and saints, freed slaves and queens, nuns and rebels. Their biographies and the editor's commentaries illuminate the deep themes of spiritual life that resonate across time, cultures and gender, and add meaning and connection to collection of poems. Jane Hirshfield is the author of The October Palace.

4 editions First published in 1994

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Cover of: Women in Praise of the Sacred
March 1994, HarperCollins Publishers
Women in Praise of the Sacred
Hardcover in English - 1st ed edition
Cover of: Women in Praise of the Sacred
March 1994, HarperCollins Publishers
Women in Praise of the Sacred
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Women in Praise of the Sacred
February 28, 1995, Harper Perennial
Women in Praise of the Sacred
Paperback in English - 1st HarperPerennial Ed edition
Cover of: Women in Praise of the Sacred
February 28, 1995, Harper Perennial
Women in Praise of the Sacred
in English

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