Domestic Mysticism in Margery Kempe and Dame Julian of Norwich: The Transformation of Christian Spirituality in the Late Middle Ages (Mediaeval Studies Series, Vol. 24)

Domestic Mysticism in Margery Kempe and Dame Julian of Norwich: The Transformation of Christian Spirituality in the Late Middle Ages (Mediaeval Studies Series, Vol. 24)

by Christopher Roman
     
 

Roman (English, Kent State U.) examines the medieval mystic tradition within the context and structure of the medieval English family, largely by analyzing the contemplative and active "ways of knowing" within male-written literature and comparing it to the domesticated language of Julian and Margery. He begins by describing the discourse of late medieval mysticism,… See more details below

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Roman (English, Kent State U.) examines the medieval mystic tradition within the context and structure of the medieval English family, largely by analyzing the contemplative and active "ways of knowing" within male-written literature and comparing it to the domesticated language of Julian and Margery. He begins by describing the discourse of late medieval mysticism, then examines it against the spiritual aspects of family, marriage, father and child, and mother and child, illustrates the integration of divine parenthood in Julian's work and the more complex familial relations Margery describes as she negotiates her way into building a spiritual family. Roman's sources include the works of the two ladies, a variety of male mystics, and secular authorities on family life in their time. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773460812
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
07/18/2005
Series:
Mediaeval Studies Series, #24
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
62.50(w) x 90.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Ch. 1The discourse of late medieval mysticism : metaphors and the ineffable15
Ch. 2Spirituality and the medieval family47
Ch. 3The integration of divine parenthood in The shewings of Julian of Norwich97
Ch. 4"Crescite et multiplicamini" : the growing spiritual family in The book of Margery Kempe147
Post-script : Margery Kempe

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