Julian of Norwich, a "simple creature unlettered" and the achoress of St. Julian Church in Norwich, received a revelation from God in 1373 that inspired her to write A Revelation of Love in two forms, commonly called the long and short texts. The short text, written after the revelation, reflects the immediacy of Julian's experience, whereas the long text shows the fruit of two decades of reflection. This book provides a close and historically sensitive reading of Julian's Revelation of Love that addresses the question of the relationship between our understanding of God and our vision of human community. By examining Julian's images of Christ's body, this book looks for the political implications of Julian's visions. A must read for the Christian political scientist.