Please give a summary of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's "Reply."   "Reply" is also known as "La Respuesta a Sor Filotea."

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz wrote a reply to the Bishop of Puebla, whom she addresses as Sor Filotea de la Cruz, to contest his assertion that she should spend more time on religious study than on secular study. Before contesting the bishop's assertions, she first humbles herself before him and states that she has nothing worthwhile to tell him. She then launches into the story of her life and her unquenchable thirst for wisdom, which started at age 3. She defends her pursuit of secular wisdom, as it informs her religious studies. She says, for example, "Without logic, how could I possibly know the general and specific methods by which the Holy Scriptures are written?" She recounts that she was tormented by nuns who thought her studies unholy, but she says Jesus Christ was also tormented with a crown of thorns because he too was full of wisdom.

She recounts a long list of women of antiquity who were scholars and then says that while Arce wrote that women should not speak or study publicly on scripture, women should be allowed to study scripture privately. She believes that just as Jerome educated his daughter, Leta, Leta's disciples, the nuns, should also be educated. Having older women who are educated, she writes, would make it unnecessary for young women to learn with potentially lecherous male teachers. In addition, secular learning would allow women to more deeply understand...

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