The Mirror of Simple Souls
Margaret (?-1310) was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic. Here is the first modern English translation of the complete text of The Mirror, written between 1296 and 1306, a theological treatise that analyzes how love in humans is related to divine love and how the soul may experience a lasting union with God in this life.
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Review: Marguerite Porete: The Mirror of Simple Souls (Classics of Western Spirituality)User Review - Chris Schaeffer - Goodreads
Porete is astonishing and strange. She's also a lot less like Schreber than I initially thought. I read this, slowly and in awe, for a paper from which I wound up cutting all Beghard thought. Oh well. Read full review
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