Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich

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  • Title: Revelations of Divine Love
  • Author: Julian of Norwich
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 02/01/99
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 240
  • ISBN: 140446737

 

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One of the primary lady authors, Julian of Norwich produced in Revelations of Divine Love a exceptional work of revelatory perception, that stands alongside The Cloud of Unknowing and Piers Plowman as a basic of Medieval spiritual literature. This Penguin Classics version is translated from Middle English by Elizabeth Spearing, with an introduction and notes by A.C. Spearing. After fervently praying for a larger understanding of Christ’s ardour, Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth-century anchorite and mystic, skilled a collection of divine revelations. Through these ‘showings’, Christ’s sufferings have been revealed to her with extraordinary depth, however she additionally acquired assurance of God’s unwavering love for man and his infinite capability for forgiveness. Written in a vigorous English vernacular, the Revelations are one of probably the most unique works of medieval mysticism and have had a long-lasting affect on Christian thought. This version of the Revelations comprises each the quick textual content, which is especially an account of the ‘showings’ themselves and Julian’s preliminary interpretation of their that means, and the lengthy textual content, accomplished some twenty years later, which strikes from imaginative and prescient to a daringly speculative theology. Elizabeth Spearing’s translation preserves Julian’s directness of expression and the wealthy complexity of her thought. An introduction, notes and appendices assist to put the works in context for contemporary readers. Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 after 1416) was the primary lady author in English. Nothing is understood of her background and even her actual identify, merely that she believed she was a messenger to all Christians as a result of of her ‘showings’ from God. If you loved Revelations of Divine Love, you would possibly like The Cloud of Unknowing, additionally obtainable in Penguin Classics. present more

 

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