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Barbara Mujica's Sister Teresa
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Book review Barbara Mujica’s Sister Teresa is a novel that speaks about religious and theological issues in society. The author takes the reader through the life of the beautiful woman Teresa. Teresa is depicted as the most beautiful woman in a place called Avila in Spain.
It turns out well for the father since Teresa embraces the austere life and decides to dedicate her life to Jesus instead of Don Javier. She discovers her innr spirituality (Mujica 23). We are also introduced to Angelica, who after unsuccessfully trying to be married of, decides to follow Teresa’s lead and go to the convent. However, she does not do this out of faith, but just because she has been forced to do this out of necessity. The convent in those days had another role unlike the one we are used to in that, it provided temporary homage to a woman in case her looks and money were not enough to lure a man to come and marry her. In the convent, the character traits of Angelica and those of Teresa contrast immensely. Angelic is a very worldly girl whose reason for going to the convent was not spiritual, but because she wanted temporary homage before she would resolve her problems. Teresa on the other hand is a spiritual being who took convent matters seriously. She has a very deep spiritual immersion that contrasts with Angelica’s. We see how Teresa is remorseful for her sinful acts with Javier. She confesses about this and she gets very elated because it is as if her heart is satisfied. She feels forgiven. On the other hand, Angelica does not seem happy concerning this issue. ...
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