Julian of Norwich: Mystic and Theologian

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Paulist Press, 2000 - Religion - 230 pages
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Julian of Norwich, an anchoress of the fourteenth century, has captured the imagination of our time in a remarkable way. She shares with her readers the deepest and most intimate experiences of her life through her writings.This detailed study of Julian attempts not only to penetrate her theological ideas but also brings to life her world and her life as an anchoress. Grace Jantzen has more than an academic interest in Julian's writings and sets out to integrate scholarly findings with contemporary spirituality. There is much in the thought of this extraordinary woman mystic which is excitingly relevant; her insights into spiritual growth and wholeness foreshadow the modern interest in psychotherapy and her image of Christ as mother has resounding implications for Christian feminist theology.In a new introduction to this edition, the author explores what it might mean to be an anchoress in post modernity, and how reflections on Julian of Norwich and her desire for God can enable us to become the space of divine transformation.This is a book not only for those who have a scholarly interest in Julian, but also for anyone drawn to Christian mysticism and the place of women within that tradition.Julian of Norwich, an anchoress of the fourteenth century, has captured the imagination of our time in a remarkable way. She shares with her readers the deepest and most intimate experiences of her life through her writings.
 

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The author, born a Mennonite, who became a Quaker, studies very sympathetically Julian of Norwich, (born about 1342, died after 1413) who was an anchoress and had visions of Christ's Passion about ... Read full review

Contents

Julian in her Context
3
Education and Enclosure
15
The Life of an Anchoress
28
Julians Spirituality
51
Julians Prayers
53
Julians Visions
74
Julians Theology of Integration
87
Love was his meaning Julians Theological Method
89
Creation and Asceticism Expressions of Love
127
Wounds into Honours
165
Sin and Suffering
167
Spiritual Growth and Healing
203
Note on texts
220
Bibliography
221
Index
228
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The Trinity Attributes of Love
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About the author (2000)

Hanneke Canters was awarded her Ph.D. in December 2000 and died before completion of this book. Grace M. Jantzen is Research Professor of Religion, Culture and Gender at the University of Manchester.

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