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Julian of Norwich's Showings'

Denise Baker
Julian of Norwichs Showings

Julian of Norwich's Showings'

Denise Baker

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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. 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 Julian's 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 Julian's 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.DLJulian Gibbs, The [London] Times Baker's book offers one of the fullest accounts so far of the theological genealogy and implications of Julian's Showings.DLKarma Lochrie, American Historical Review An important contribution to the study of women's intellectual achievements and to the history of the body; students of medieval theology will quarry its rich insight into Julian's Showings, a work of uncommon literary force and of enduring theological significance.DLAnna Harrison, Crisis

- Publisher 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." 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 Julian's "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 Julian's significance as a writer and thinker.Inscribing her visionary experience in the short version of her "Showings, Julian contemplated the revelations for two decades before she achieved the understanding that enabled her to complete the long text. Baker first traces the genesis of Julian's visionary experience to the practice of affective piety, such as meditations on the life of Christ and, in the arts, a depiction of a suffering rather than triumphant Christ on the cross. Julian's innovations become apparent in the long text. By

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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. 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 Julian's 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 Julian's 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.DLJulian Gibbs, The [London] Times Baker's book offers one of the fullest accounts so far of the theological genealogy and implications of Julian's Showings.DLKarma Lochrie, American Historical Review An important contribution to the study of women's intellectual achievements and to the history of the body; students of medieval theology will quarry its rich insight into Julian's Showings, a work of uncommon literary force and of enduring theological significance.DLAnna Harrison, Crisis
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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." 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 Julian's "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 Julian's significance as a writer and thinker.Inscribing her visionary experience in the short version of her "Showings, Julian contemplated the revelations for two decades before she achieved the understanding that enabled her to complete the long text. Baker first traces the genesis of Julian's visionary experience to the practice of affective piety, such as meditations on the life of Christ and, in the arts, a depiction of a suffering rather than triumphant Christ on the cross. Julian's innovations become apparent in the long text. By
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Meet the Author

Denise Baker

Denise N. Baker is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is the author of Julian of Norwich s Showings: From Vision to Book as well as numerous articles on mysticism and other topics in medieval literature and culture. She is the editor of Inscribing the Hundred Years War in French and English Cultures.

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  • Catalogue Code 122892
  • Product Code 0691017204
  • EAN 9780691017204
  • Pages 226
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Princeton University Press
  • Publication Date Oct 1997
  • Dimensions 254 x 197 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.369kg

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