1st Edition

Julian of Norwich A Book of Essays

Edited By Sandra J. McEntire Copyright 1998
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    These essays-written specifically for this book-provide a rich evaluation of this late 14th and early 15th-century mystical writer's book of revelations and considers the construction of her narrative, its theological complexity, and its literary and intellectual context. This casebook features discussions by both established scholars and newer voices ranging from genre to eschatology and gynecology to diabology, reflecting both current and comparative theory. Providing translations of all Middle English quotations, the volume includes a selective bibliography that provides a guide for further reading.

    Chapter 1 The Likeness of God and the Restoration of Humanity in Julian of Norwich’s Showings, Sandra J. McEntire; Chapter 2 The Image of God: Contrasting Configurations in Julian of Norwich’s Showings and Walter Hilton’s Scale of Perfection, Denise N. Baker; Chapter 3 The Trinitarian Hermeneutic in Julian of Norwich’s Revelation of Love, Nicholas Watson; Chapter 4 St. Cecilia and St. John of Beverly: Julian of Norwich’s Early Model and Late Affirmation, Susan K. Hagen; Chapter 5 A Genre Approach to Julian of Norwich’s Epistemology, Brad Peters; Chapter 6 The Point of Coincidence: Rhetoric and the Apophatic in Julian of Norwich’s Showings, Cynthea Masson; Chapter 7 “I wolde for thy loue dye”: Julian, Romance Discourse, and the Masculine, Jay Ruud; Chapter 8 Julian’s Diabology, David F. Tinsley; Chapter 9 “In the Lowest Part of Our Need”: Julian and Medieval Gynecological Writing, Alexandra Barratt; Chapter 10 A Question of Audience: The Westminster Text and Fifteenth-Century Reception of Julian of Norwich, Hugh Kempster; Chapter 11 Leaving the Womb of Christ: Love, Doomsday, and Space/Time in Julian of Norwich and Eastern Orthodox Mysticism, Brant Pelphrey;


    Sandra J. McEntire

    "...stimulating and useful." -- Journal of English and Germanic Philology