A classic work of English mysticism, Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is an account of 16 divine visions and her meditations on them. She puts forth her ideas of God as a lover or divine love.Julian's revelations, experienced while suffering from a serious illness, may be dismissed as simple hallucinations or could be regarded as true divine visions from God. Regardless of what one might believe, "Revelations of Divine Love" is an important historical work of Christian theology.More
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Not your average everyday modern theology
Julian of Norwich's writing is at once profoundly nuanced in terms of scholastic theology but rooted in the personal experiences and poetry of mysticism. She can stand toe to toe with her medieval peers yet does not submit to playing their game by their rules. Her meditations have the power to inform, entertain, and inspire.
I love the scene with the hazelnut. Fans of hers know what I mean (the beauty of the passage is well known and for good reason). New readers will be surprised by the subtly and accessibility of her views of the universe.
"A surprising vision of women and Christianity in the middle ages"
- MW Bychowski
Well read and beautiful