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Published: 01 July 2015

288 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199641185

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Revelations of Divine Love

Julian of Norwich
Barry Windeatt

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of the Revelations of Julian of Norwich, one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages and one of the earliest woman authors.
  • Barry Windeatt's sensitive translation reflects and conveys to a modern reader the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style.
  • Julian's optimistic theology speaks of a loving and merciful God and of God as our mother, and her beliefs are of particular interest in relation to the position of women and the church.
  • Includes both the short and long texts, written some twenty years apart, and which together comprise an account of Julian's divine revelations and a more extended theological discussion.
  • The comprehensive Introduction explores what is most distinctive and original in Julian's writing and its reception since medieval times.
  • Includes helpful notes, a select bibliography, a list of revelations,Margery Kempe's account of her meeting with Julian, and index.