Vostre: Theologian

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By Simon Vostre. "la theologienne" is a puzzling figure. She's not a nun, that role is already filled by the abbess, the Franciscan nun and the religious woman. According to the dialogue from "la danse macabre des femmes", she had a teaching position. Death greets her, "Nous direz vous rien de nouueau Ma dame la theologienne Du testament vieulx ou nouueau": "Won't you tell us anything new, my lady theologianess, from the Old or New Testament?
In the Dutch version she is called "De wise" -- i.e. the wise one. There's a larger version here: Theologian.


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