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ISBN13: 9780140446739
ISBN10: 0140446737
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'Just because I am a woman, must I therefore believe that I must not tell you about the goodness of God, when I saw at the same time both his goodness, and his wish that it should be known?' 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 translation 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.

Synopsis:

This text is an account of the 16 visions which appeared to Mother Julian, a recluse who lived at Norwich in the 14th century, together with her meditations on these mystical experiences.

Synopsis:

Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchoress in the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless used the English vernacular of the day to describe an extraordinary series of "showings" that she received from God. Through her experiences, she identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering, the motherhood of God, and, using images from domestic daily life, emphasizes the homeliness of God's love. This new translation from the Middle English, which includes both the long and the short versions of her Revelations, preserves all the directness of expression and the rich complexity of her thoughts, offering a work that stands alongside The Cloud of Unknowing and Langland's Piers Plowman.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxvi).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Further Reading

Translator's Note

Revelations of Divine Love

Short Text

Long Text

Notes

Appendix I: List of Showings

Appendix II: Original Texts of the Revelations

Appendix III: Margery Kempe's Meeting with Julian

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Bill S, August 22, 2009 (view all comments by Bill S)
This is a wonderful translation into modern English; and it is a wonderful writing. Julian's visions and understandings given by God are of all embracing love. They are transformative. Do not miss Julian's "showings"!
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EMILY G., March 13, 2007 (view all comments by EMILY G.)
A very loving perspective on God and wonderful insight into Chrisitianity and the Holy Trinity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446739
Other:
Julian of Norwich
Author:
Julian
Author:
Wolters, Clifton
Author:
Julian of Norwich
Author:
Spearing, Elizabeth
Author:
Spearing, A. C.
Author:
Norwich, Julian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ; New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Christian Literature
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
God
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Devotional literature, English
Subject:
Private revelations
Subject:
Devotional literature, English (Middle)
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Literature
Subject:
Christianity - Literature & the Arts
Subject:
Meditations
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
CN 40
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.82x5.08x.57 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This text is an account of the 16 visions which appeared to Mother Julian, a recluse who lived at Norwich in the 14th century, together with her meditations on these mystical experiences.
"Synopsis" by , Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchoress in the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless used the English vernacular of the day to describe an extraordinary series of "showings" that she received from God. Through her experiences, she identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering, the motherhood of God, and, using images from domestic daily life, emphasizes the homeliness of God's love. This new translation from the Middle English, which includes both the long and the short versions of her Revelations, preserves all the directness of expression and the rich complexity of her thoughts, offering a work that stands alongside The Cloud of Unknowing and Langland's Piers Plowman.

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