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Description - Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich

'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well'Julian of Norwich is one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages. She is esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions
that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and
embraced strikingly independent theological opinions.This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction Barry Windeatt considers Julian's astonishingly positive vision of humanity and its potential for spiritual transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199641185
ISBN-10: 0199641188
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julian of Norwich

Barry Windeatt is the author of a scholarly original-spelling edition of Julian of Norwich for OUP, forthcoming. He has written widely on medieval English literature and he has translated The Book of Margery Kempe for Penguin (1985) and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde for Oxford World's Classics (1998).

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