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a peculiarly modern medieval mystic!,
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This review is from: Revelations of Divine Love (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Julian Of Norwich was an anchoress living in Norwich in the late 14th century. Aged 30, she receieved her showings, or revelations of Divine Love. She then became enclosed, devoting to the rest of her life to writing down her visions, and understanding them.
Julian can be easily placed within a series of female medieval mystics - women such as Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewich of Brabant, Clare of Assisi. Where she differs is in the simple uncluttered honesty of her approach; in her exploration of God as Mother, as well as of Father; and in her acceptance of our bodily nature, even joy in it.