ContentsThe Genesis of This Book and Acknowledgments IXList of Figures and Tables XIIINotes on Contributors XIVEveryday Life and the Sacred: Gender Sensitive Explorations—Introduction 1Angela Berlis and Anne-Marie KorteCategoriesGod in Everyday Life 17Kune BiezeveldThe Hope to Become Holy: Bringing Holiness and Everyday Life Together 30Helga KuhlmannA Momentary Sacred Space: Religion, Gender, and the Sacred in Everyday Life 49Maaike de HaardtTime, Gender, the Sacred, and Everyday Life 73Akke van der KooiTexturesMenstruation and the Sacred in (Post) Biblical Discourse 101Dorothea Erbele-KüsterHoly Wit: A Good Laugh with Samson (Judges 13–16) 114Willien van WieringenHats, Heads, and Holiness in 1 Corinthians 131Magda Misset-van de WegHijab: The Female Body as Boundary 148Gé SpeelmanPowersThe Power of Place: Port-Royal, a Wounded Place Transfigured 171Angela BerlisPower of Communities: The Daily Practice of Holiness by the Sisters of the Common Life at Deventer 195Mathilde van DijkThe Power of Words: Sacred and Forbidden Love Magic in Medieval Ireland 218Jacqueline BorsjeThe Power of the Voice: Stabat Mater in Music and Text 249Hedwig Meyer-WilmesPracticesWomen as Ritual Experts in Sacralising Everyday Home Life 267Goedroen JuchtmansPeace Women: Traces of the Holy/ the Sacred in the Midst of Injustice and Violence 277Riet Bons-StormMusic as a Bridge: Young Women in Migrant Churches in Amsterdam 289Alma LanserSigns from Heaven: Figuring the Sacred in Contemporary Miracle Stories 302Anne-Marie KorteHomemade Holiness: Re/Configuring Gender Studies in Religion—Epilogue 327Anne-Marie KorteBibliography 339Index of Authors 375Index of Sources 381Index of Subjects 384

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