Revelations of Divine Love

Revelations of Divine Love

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by Julian of Norwich
     
 

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Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite in the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless used the English vernacular of the day to describe an extraordinary series of 'showings' which she received from God. Through her experiences, she identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering and the motherhood… See more details below

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Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite in the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless used the English vernacular of the day to describe an extraordinary series of 'showings' which she received from God. Through her experiences, she identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering and the motherhood of God, and, using images from domestic daily life, emphasizes the homeliness of God's love. In the famous parable of the Lord and the Servant, she reveals her penetrating insight into the mystery of salvation; and she moves towards the controversial belief that God's love will not allow any of humankind to be lost. This new translation, which includes both the long and short versions of her Revelations, preserves all the directness of expression and the rich complexity of her thought; offering a work which stands alongside The Cloud of Unknowing and Langland's Piers Plowman.

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ISBN-13:
9780940147126
Publisher:
Source Books
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
220

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Barry Windeatt is the author of a scholarly original-spelling edition of Julian of Norwich for OUP, forthcoming. He has written widely on medieval English literature and he has translated The Book of Margery Kempe for Penguin (1985) and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde for Oxford World's Classics (1998).

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