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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It's been kinda hard to get into, rather deep. But as I go along I'm beginning to appreciate it better. I bought and began reading it as a suggestion from another book I bought from Christian, A.W. Tozer's , "The Attributes of God". It's growing on me. Read full review

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The scribe who put the words of Mother Julian to paper offered a warning: "I pray God almighty that this book shall fall only into the hands of those who intend to be his lovers, and who are willing ... Read full review

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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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