Revelations of Divine Love

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Penguin UK, Aug 27, 1998 - Religion - 240 pages
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Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite of the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless uses her womanlines and the English vernacular of the day to describe a series of revelations which she received from God in the year 1373. She identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering and the motherhood of God, using images from domestic daily life, emphasizing the homeliness of God's love. She writes in a lively and unpretentious manner and her theology is precise without ever being pedantic.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
FURTHER READING
Revelations of Divine Love
LONG TEXT
NOTES
List of Showings
Margery Kempes Meeting with Julian
Copyright

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Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 after 1416) was the first woman writer in English. Nothing is known of her background or even her real name, simply that she believed she was a messenger to all Christians because of her 'showings' from God.
A.C. Spearing and Elizabeth Spearing have published numerous books and articles on medieval literature.

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