• 9780824599058
Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Author)

Joan of Arc

A Spiritual Biography

This authoritative, researched, and readable account portrays the life of the young woman from Domrémy who was urged to action by visitations from hosts of angels. Joan of Arc’s rise from obscurity and spiritual quest is…

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  • Title: Joan of Arc
  • Subtitle: A Spiritual Biography
  • Page Count: 192
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824599058)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
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Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Author)

Siobhan Nash-Marshall holds the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College. She is the author of many academic books and articles on metaphysics – Participation and the Good: A Study in Boethian Metaphysics and Boethius's Influence on Theology and Metaphysics to the 1500s –and the problem of evil – most recently Free Will, Evil, and Saint Augustine and Evil, Pain, and the Problem of Properties – she has also written books and articles for the general public – Joan of Arc: A Spiritual Biography and What it Takes to be Free: Religion and the Roots of Democracy. In recent years, Nash-Marshall has devoted a lot of attention to genocide and genocide negationism. She has published articles on the topic – "Negazionismi," "Lies, Damned Lies, and Genocide," "Levi, Arslan, and Responses to Genocide" – and lectured throughout the world on it. The Sins of the Fathers is her first book length treatment of the topic. After the breakout of the war in Syria, Nash-Marshall and some friends founded CINF, through which they attempt to help the ancient Christian cultures of the world which are presently in peril.

  1. Joan lived a rather normal life for several years after she began to hear her voices.' In this matter-of-fact way, Nash-Marshall weaves the spiritual into the mundane in her book about Joan of Arc. She doesn’t try to explain away Joan’s visions, nor explore feminist themes, of which there are plenty here. Instead, philosopher Nash-Marshall (assistant professor at Fordham and New York universities) writes like an engaging historian and simply tells Joan’s spiritual and political story.so well that I failed in my attempt to skim the book; I kept being pulled into the narrative. Along the way, Nash-Marshall helps the reader understand the role Joan’s spirituality played in her own life and in the history of France. Her philosophic exploration at the end, where she tries to understand the relationship of faith, God, and nationalism, is weak and fortunately short.
    --Christ Today

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