Showings of Julian of Norwich / Edition 1by Julian of Norwich
Pub. Date: 11/28/2004
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Carefully edited for the undergraduate reader, this Norton Critical Edition includes an informed introduction, focusing on Julian’s theology and preparing students to understand the complex, controversial themes of the text, particularly Julian’s solution to the
Julian of Norwich is among the most intriguing religious visionaries in Christian history.
Carefully edited for the undergraduate reader, this Norton Critical Edition includes an informed introduction, focusing on Julian’s theology and preparing students to understand the complex, controversial themes of the text, particularly Julian’s solution to the problem of evil in Revelation XIII and XIV. Paragraph divisions have been organized to emphasize the thematic units of each chapter, and the sentences have been punctuated for clarity.
The text included is a Middle English edition, based on the Paris manuscript (1580–1650) of the long text, with language akin to Chaucer’s and therefore more accessible than other Middle English editions.
"Contexts" includes contemporary texts that help students better understand Julian’s originality, including selections from works by Margery Kempe, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, and Walter Hilton.
"Criticism" brings together interpretations that address the themes and style of the Showings by Sandra McEntire, Lynn Staley, B. A. Windeatt, and David Aers, among others.
A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Table of Contents
|The Language of the Paris Manuscript||xxiii|
|A Glossary of Frequently Used Words||xxv|
|The Text of Showings||1|
|The Short Text of A Book of Showings [A Woman as Teacher]||129|
|The Book of Margery Kempe||130|
|[A Visit with Julian of Norwich]||130|
|[Meditation on the Passion]||131|
|The Trinity [The Two Parts of the Mind]||135|
|The Scale of Perfection [The Two Parts of the Soul]||136|
|De Institutione Inclusarum [Jesus as Mother]||137|
|Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses) [Jesus as Mother]||139|
|From The Life of an Anchoress||143|
|[The Trope of the Scribe and the Question of Literary Authority in the Texts of Julian of Norwich]||150|
|From The Humanity of Christ: Reflections on Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Love||158|
|From The Likeness of God and the Restoration of Humanity in Julian of Norwich's Showings||164|
|[Human Nature: The Image of God]||176|
|[Jesus as Mother]||190|
|The Art of Mystical Loving: Julian of Norwich||196|
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