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Why was the archbishop against the convent and Sor Juana?

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Archbishop Antonio Nunez de Miranda was Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's confessor; he was opposed to her work at the convent because he felt her writing went against Biblical teachings.

De la Cruz went into the convent when she was 16 because she wanted a life of quiet study and reflection. This was in contrast to her years as a...

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