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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773460810

ISBN-13: 9780773460812

Pub. Date: 07/18/2005

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

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,

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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)

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