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  • Constructed Female Bodies
  • 24 May 2017, Doris Kieser
  • Female sexual and sexualized bodies are constructed in multiple ways. One construction posits that females are autonomous and self-determining, and advocates...
  • “O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World”
  • 20 January 2017, Marcus Hinds
  • “O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World” Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago In “The Living Flame of Love,” John of the Cross began to use the image of “cautery” to express the paradox of one act that both grievously wounds and radically heals.…...