For ten years, the journal VOX BENEDICTINA brought its readers quality scholarship in the history of feminine spirituality. When editor Margot King retired, there was a serious gap in the field of women's spirituality. Former associate editor, Judith Sutera OSB, has continued the tradition since 1995 under the title Magistra. This daughter publication continues to provide a vehicle for the study of the spirituality of women in all time periods and all religious traditions.
There is still a role and audience for a journal that increases awareness of the contributions made by women in the history of spirituality. There is much yet to be explored in those areas of spirituality considered "feminine" in its broadest sense, whether taught and practiced by women or men. There is a growing appreciation of the role of these spiritual writings in the fields of history, literature, women's studies and other areas of the arts and humanities.
Readers will find:
- a refereed journal published semi-annually,
- high quality scholarship in a professionally managed publication, yet with the ease of reading and spiritual approach which provide wide-ranging appeal to a variety of readers,
- works by academics, artists and contemporary religious on spirituality of any time period and all faith traditions,
- something for the mind and something for the spirit.
Magistra welcomes both new subscribers and new material for publication. In addition to original articles, translations of texts by or about women and their spirituality will be considered by our editorial readers. Magistra is always seeking articles on lesser known women and subjects other than the "traditional" Catholic medieval mystics.
Those submitting translations are responsible for copyright permission from the source and should provide biographical information about the work's author. Manuscripts should be sent in RTF or Word format and should not ordinarily exceed thirty double-spaced pages. Copies of new books in relevant areas are also welcomed for review.
Below are contents of the most recent issue. For a complete list of articles, to order back issues or to subscribe, contact the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscriptions (2 issues per year) are $20 for individuals and $30 for institutions in U.S. or Canada, $35 for foreign subscribers, all payments in US dollars only.
Winter 2011, Volume 17, Number 2
"Leoba's Purple Thread: the Women of the Boniface Mission" by Mary Ellen Rowe.
"Trust, Repentance, And Apocalyptic Zionism: Basilea Schlink and the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary Respond to War" by George Faithful.
"To Imitate and Inspire Awe: Enclosure and Audiences in the Katherine Group Saints' Lives" by Karolyn Kinane.
"Reading Between the Lines: Female Friendship in Osbern Bokenham'sLife of St. Katherine of Alexandria" by Alexandra Cassatt Verini.
"Julian of Norwich and the God of No Blame and No Wrath" by Marian Maskulak.
"Women of Early Guadalupe" by Martinus Cawley.