Julian of Norwichs Showings: From Vision to Book Denise Nowakowski Baker

ISBN: 9780691036311

Published: August 28th 1994

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Julian of Norwichs Showings: From Vision to Book  by  Denise Nowakowski Baker

Julian of Norwichs Showings: From Vision to Book by Denise Nowakowski Baker
August 28th 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780691036311 | 6.71 Mb

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. InMoreThe 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 Julians 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 Julians significance as a writer and thinker.Baker guides her reader ...

through the intricacies of medieval devotional culture and theology- every point is made very thoroughly.... The rigor of this historical assessment is impressive.--Julian Gibbs, The [London] TimesBakers book offers one of the fullest accounts so far of the theological genealogy and implications of Julians Showings.--Karma Lochrie, American Historical ReviewAn important contribution to the study of womens intellectual achievements and to the history of the body- students of medieval theology will quarry its rich insight into Julians Showings, a work of uncommon literary force and of enduring theological significance.--Anna Harrison, Crisis



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