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The Eternal Woman Paperback – March 1, 2010
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About the Author
Alice Von Hildebrand, wife of Dietrich von Hildebrand, has spent a lifetime teaching in New York City and lecturing in the States and abroad. Her reflections on love and marriage draw on her own experiences and those of thousands of others who have turned to her for guidance and inspiration.
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"Woman...according to St. John, is recognizable as an apocolyptic figure. Only a woman who has become unfaithful to her destiny can portray that absolute unfruitfulness of the world which must inevitably cause its death and destruction.
If the sign of the woman is "Be it done unto me, which means the readiness to conceive or, when expressed religiously, the will to be blessed, then there is always misery when the woman no longer wills to conceive, no longer desires to be blessed."
Baronness von le Fort covers succinctly and effectively: virginal womanhood, motherhood, spiritual motherhood and woman as bride and mother with classic literary examples, secular examples and of course relgious examples.
It is a philosophical book so there is a lot to think about, but it's not too "in the clouds" to be unreachable to the average lay person with some interest in this topic.