Chapter 1 -- Medieval Women Mystics: Weird or Wonderful? -- Religious Women and Contemporary Scholarship -- Method and Context -- Past Wisdom Speaks to the Present -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 -- Passion in the Christian Tradition -- Background -- Neglect and Devaluation of Affectivity -- The Affections and Reason: Rivals or Partners? -- Passion in Religious Experience -- Images of Love in the Tradition -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 -- Passion in Hildegard of Bingen -- Introduction -- Life and Context -- Language, Symbol, and Image -- Incarnation -- Intensity of Experience and Commitment -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 -- Passion in Hadewijch of Brabant -- Life and Context -- Love Mysticism -- The Transformed Self -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Back to the Present
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