Clarissa W. Atkinson

Clarissa W. Atkinson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Lecturer in the History of Christianity at the Harvard University Divinity School. She is the author of The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West and Mystic and Pilgrim: The Book and the World of Margery Kempe, both from Cornell.

The Oldest Vocation
Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West
Clarissa W. Atkinson
From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe.



Mystic and Pilgrim
The Book and the World of Margery Kempe
Clarissa W. Atkinson
A biography of the medieval English religious pilgrim Margery Kempe and a social and cultural history of her world.








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