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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent edition of a medieval woman's theological writing, 4 Mar. 2009
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Lisa K. Schaffnit (Aberystwyth, Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Showings of Julian of Norwich (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)
Julian of Norwich was a 14th century mystic, and one of the first medieval women to write in the English language. This edition of her revelations, or "showings", is an excellent tool for the career medievalist, student or just those who are interested in women's writing and the Middle Ages. It provides excellent glossing of the Middle English text, making the sometimes archaic language accessible to those with different levels of experience in medieval English language. It also provides background information which could be the basis for further study.

This book will also pique the curiosity of those interested in theology and medieval Christian thought. Julian wrote extensively about the love of God and divine grace. Her writings show a "middle way" between sin and extremism which is as relavant to today's Christians as it was 600 years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars St Julian of Norwich, a woman who took her ..., 23 Dec. 2014
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St Julian of Norwich, a woman who took her name from the Norwich Church where she was enclosed as an anchorite in the 15th Century, is an important example of a medieval mystic. Her visions and the morals she drew from them are given in Middle English, the same language as Chaucer, and not difficult to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Julian of Norwich, 30 Sept. 2009
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The book arrived well packed and very promptly. It was an Ok book but not what I had expected as it was more of a Text book, possibly for use if you wers studying the subject. it was in very good condition.thank you
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