Included in the seven books reviewed are:
- Hildegard von Bingen, twelfth-century German Benedictine abbess, “Scivias.”
- Benedetta Carlini, seventeenth-century Italian Theatine abbess, “Immodest Acts: the Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy,” by Judith C. Brown.
- Teresa D’Avila, sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite, “The Interior Castle.”
- Heloise d’Argenteuil, twelfth-century French Benedictine abbess, “The Letters of Abelard and Heloise.”