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Meditations with Julian of Norwich

Meditations with Julian of Norwich

Author: Brendan Doyle

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0939680114

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

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Fourteenth-century mystic and prophet Lady Julian of Norwich was an innovator and theologian in her own right whose message is one of the goodness of God and all creation.

Hazelnuts from Julian of Norwich

Hazelnuts from Julian of Norwich

Author: Ellyn Sanna

Publisher: Harding House Publishing, Incorporated/Anamcharabooks

ISBN: 1625248032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

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"The Spirit showed me a tiny thing, the size of a hazelnut," wrote the fourteenth-century mystic, Julian of Norwich. In Julian's vision, the fragile and insignificant hazelnut contains all of Creation-and yet it endures "because God loves it." Seven hundred years before Rob Bell wrote Love Wins, Julian had already offered the world a vision of God's all-encompassing love. These prayer-poems, based on All Shall Be Well: A Modern-Language Version of the Revelation of Julian of Norwich, are an accessible introduction to Julian's joyous theology of love. "Take this book from my heart to yours," she wrote. "If you forget all the rest, remember this: Love is everything. Love is God."

Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

Author: Kevin Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134236992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century woman who at the age of thirty had a series of vivid visions centred around the crucified Christ. Twenty years later, while living as an anchoress in a church, she is believed to have set out these visions in a text called the Showing of Love. Going against the current trend to place Julian in the category of mystic - a classification which defines her visions as deeply private, psychological events - this book sets Julian’s thinking in the context of a visionary project used to instruct the Christian community. Drawing on recent developments in philosophy that debate the objectivity and rationality of vision and perception, Kevin J. Magill gives full attention to the depth and richness of the visual language and modes of perception in the Showing of Love. In particular, the book focuses on the ways in which Julian presented her vision to the Christian society around her, demonstrating the educative potential of interaction between the ‘isolated’ anchoress and the wider community. Challenging Julian’s identification as a mystic and solitary female writer, this book argues that Julian engaged in a variety of educative methods – oral, visual, conversational, mnemonic, alliterative – that extend the usefulness of her text.

Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

Author: Philip Sheldrake

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119099666

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A noted scholar examines the work of the English mystic Julian of Norwich Julian of Norwich is the late fourteenth-century and early fifteenth-century English woman theologian. With her mystical writings, she has become one of the most popular and influential spiritual figures of our times. In Julian of Norwich: In God's Sight, the eminent scholar Philip Sheldrake offers a study of the theology that Julian expresses in her writings. The author examines what is known about Julian’s mystical experience or mystical consciousness, discusses what can be surmised about Julian’s likely identity and places her writings in historical, cultural and spiritual contexts. Julian of Norwich: In God's Sight is based on a faithful reading of Julian’s texts, especially the Long Text, as well as on her own declared theological-spiritual purpose. This compelling book: Presents a contextually-grounded and text-related study of the key elements of Julian’s theology Offers a scholarly work by a well-known expert in the field Unlocks an ever-richer understanding of Julian’s writings Includes an examination of the key texts attributed to Julian Written for students of theology and those interested in learning more about this popular mystic, Julian of Norwich: In God's Sight offers ascholarly review of Julian’s most important writings.

Enfolded in Love

Enfolded in Love

Author: Robert Llewelyn

Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd

ISBN: 0232525501

Category: Devotional literature, English (Middle)

Page: 80

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Enfolded in Love is a selection of readings from The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich rendered in modern English. It can either be read straight through as a presentation of the great themes of a remarkable mystic, or taken page by page as a basis for daily prayer and meditation over a period of two months. First purblished in 1980, Enfolded in Love has sold more than 120,000 copies and has become an established classic as interest in Julian of Norwich has grown. Enfolded in Love is both a perfect introduction for newcomers to Julian and an ideal resource for her devotees. This book is part of the acclaimed Enfloded in Love series of books which presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.

Revelations of Divine Love

Revelations of Divine Love

Author: Julian of Norwich

Publisher: Digireads.Com

ISBN: 1420948075

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"Revelations of Divine Love" is a text of Julian of Norwich's dream visions that she had when she was near death. Then, after being miraculously healed, Julian of Norwich dedicated the rest of her life to writing her series of sixteen visions for all to read and understand. During her life, Norwich had suffered through three different bouts of the Black Death. Julian of Norwich remained optimistic in her faith, though; she denied that the plagues were God's punishment on the wicked. Instead, she believed that God was incapable of punishment. In her eyes, every person was worthy of God's salvation, and Hell was not a place of banishment and torture. She thought that God's true intentions of Hell were yet to be discovered. In "Revelations of Divine Love," Julian of Norwich extrapolates on her beliefs and describes the visions she received about the Passion of the Christ as well as the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a truly inspiring work, it is also hailed as the first book written in English by a woman. Regardless if it is read for its historical significance or its religious message, "Revelations of Divine Love" is a truly inspiring text of Christian Mysticism.

Julian of Norwich's Showings

Julian of Norwich's Showings

Author: Denise Nowakowski Baker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400863914

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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The first woman known to have written in English, the fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich has inspired generations of Christians with her reflections on the "motherhood" of Jesus, and her assurance that, despite evil, "all shall be well." In this book, Denise Baker reconsiders Julian not only as an eloquent and profound visionary but also as an evolving, sophisticated theologian of great originality. Focusing on Julian's Book of Showings, in which the author records a series of revelations she received during a critical illness in May 1373, Baker provides the first historical assessment of Julian's significance as a writer and thinker. Inscribing her visionary experience in the short version of her Showings, Julian contemplated the revelations for two decades before she achieved the understanding that enabled her to complete the long text. Baker first traces the genesis of Julian's visionary experience to the practice of affective piety, such as meditations on the life of Christ and, in the arts, a depiction of a suffering rather than triumphant Christ on the cross. Julian's innovations become apparent in the long text. By combining late medieval theology of salvation with the mystics' teachings on the nature of humankind, she arrives at compassionate, optimistic, and liberating conclusions regarding the presence of evil in the world, God's attitude toward sinners, and the possibility of universal salvation. She concludes her theodicy by comparing the connections between the Trinity and humankind to familial relationships, emphasizing Jesus' role as mother. Julian's strategy of revisions and her artistry come under scrutiny in the final chapter of this book, as Baker demonstrates how this writer brings her readers to reenact her own struggle in understanding the revelations. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Revelations of Divine Love Shewed to a Devout Ankress by Name Julian of Norwich

Revelations of Divine Love Shewed to a Devout Ankress by Name Julian of Norwich

Author: Julian Of Norwich

Publisher:

ISBN: 1614275483

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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2013 Reprint of 1952 Newman Press Second Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is one of the great classical medieval English works of devotion. Little is known of the author except that she was a recluse who lived in a cell attached to the church of St. Julian at Norwich. In 1373 she received sixteen private revelations from the Lord, dealing with his Passion, the truths of the Faith and the advancement of her own spiritual life. The work reveals a mind that has penetrated deeply to the mysteries of the Catholic religion, both on its doctrinal and its personal sides. Julian of Norwich was a very spiritual, devout soul, deeply sensitive to the beauty of holiness and centered wholeheartedly on the love and service of God. Although the work attracted little attention when it first appeared, it has since become one of the most famous books dealing with divine communications ever written.

A Companion to Julian of Norwich

A Companion to Julian of Norwich

Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843841722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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One of the most important medieval writers studied in historical and literary context.

Stirring Waters

Stirring Waters

Author: Diann L. Neu

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814664964

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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2021 Catholic Media Association Award second place award in liturgy 2021 Catholic Media Association Award honorable mention award in gender issues - inclusion in the church For years, religious leaders and communities around the world have turned to the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) for feminist liturgies for justice. Now—in celebration of the organization’s thirty-fifth anniversary—Stirring Waters gathers fifty-two of these beautiful liturgies, ready-made to help your community venerate powerful women of faith, develop a richer and deeper spirituality, and take real action for justice. Use the liturgies in this book as a resource to nourish the souls and focus the passions of the people you serve. Help them reflect on great women like the prophetess Miriam and Julian of Norwich; provoke and disturb them on occasions like Earth Day and World Water Day; energize them on International Women’s Day and Black History Month; and rejuvenate drooping spirits with liturgies of healing and gratitude. Never again will you scramble or struggle to provide community prayer that is worthwhile, nourishing, and even electrifying.

Catholic Spiritual Classics

Catholic Spiritual Classics

Author: Mitch Finley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725237780

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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This book presents introductions to classics of Christian spiritual literature. Written in a popular, lively style, each essay is based on up-to-date research and insights into the place of the classics in a contemporary spirituality.