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Julian of Norwich

Autor(a) de Revelations of Divine Love

56+ Works 4,160 Membros 25 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Little is known about this mystic writer who took up residence in St. Julian's Church, Norwich, England. The Showings are her meditations on her mystical experiences of May 8, 1373. Influenced by Neo-Platonism, she sees evil as less real than good. She focuses on the love of God and the care of mostrar mais Christ as mother for those who are devoted to him. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Julian of Norwich

Revelations of Divine Love (1373) — Autor — 2,345 exemplares, 12 críticas
Julian of Norwich: Showings (1977) 807 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Shewings of Julian of Norwich (1373) 61 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Wisdom of Julian of Norwich (1996) 40 exemplares
Daily Readings with Julian of Norwich I (1980) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Showing of Love (2001) 19 exemplares
Libro delle rivelazioni (1984) 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
Visjoner av Guds kjighet (2000) 5 exemplares
Innhyllet i kjærlighet (1986) 4 exemplares
The Showings of Divine Love (2011) 3 exemplares
Envueltos en amor (1999) 1 exemplar
The Shewings of Lady Julian (1925) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 376 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Book of Margery Kempe [Norton Critical Edition] (2000) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares, 5 críticas
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares, 1 crítica
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares, 2 críticas
Woman to Woman: An Anthology of Women's Spiritualities (1993) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Luminous Vision: Six Medieval Mystics and Their Teachings (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições22 exemplares, 1 crítica


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
1416 (circa)
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Local de falecimento
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Locais de residência
Norwich, England

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Julian or Juliana of Norwich was an anchoress (female hermit) whose name was derived from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, England, where she lived in a small cell attached to the church and dedicated her life to prayer. She recorded her religious visions in a work published in about 1393 called Revelations of Divine Love. Her line, "All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well," is one of the most famous phrases in medieval literature.




This book contains some beautifully expressed ideas about God written by a 14th century Christian mystic. I enjoyed reading it!

Two of my favorite excerpts:

“…it is the natural yearning of the soul touched by the Holy Ghost to say, ‘God, of your goodness, give me yourself; you are enough for me, and anything less that I could ask for would not do you full honour. And if I ask anything that is less, I shall always lack something, but in you alone I have everything.’”

“…for the goodness of God is the highest object of prayer and it reaches down to our lowest need. It quickens our soul and gives it life, and makes it grow in grace and virtue… it is the same grace which the soul seeks and always will seek until we truly know him who has enclosed us in himself; for he does not despise what he has made, nor does he disdain to serve us…through love of the soul which he has made in his own likeness; for as the body is clad in the cloth, and the flesh in the skin, and the bones in the flesh, and the heart in the chest, so are we, soul and body, clad in the goodness of God and enclosed in it…”… (mais)
erindarlyn | 11 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Excerpts carefully chosen and arranged so as to give the substantial message of her spiritual masterpiece The Revelations of Divine Love/
PendleHillLibrary | Aug 23, 2023 |
All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well...

It feels slightly odd to write a book review of the divine revelations of Julian of Norwich. This is a translation of the long text, which describes the 16 revelations and contains the longer discussion on their meaning, 'anent certain points'. Julian's vision of a God of love is as famous as it is comforting.
atreic | 11 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2022 |
This book is a short collection of 30-day meditations by Julian of Norwich. Each day has four parts: A short reading of Julian's writing, a single line that is called out for daily meditation, a reflective commentary to be read at the end of the day, and a brief prayer before sleep. I found it easiest to read the full text of each day at once and think back to whichever part was most fitting later.

Julian's writings are definitely the reason for reading. Most of the end-of-day commentaries are obvious and seem to be more filler than anything. The lines picked out for meditation are sometimes helpful, but in many cases I found myself connecting with different things in the writing more. I was never really sure if the nightly prayers were authored by Julian or the editor. Delineations in the text aren't very clear.

The most interesting thing about the book for me was the unique vision Julian has of Christ as "Mother." It evokes some beautiful imagery and some great ideas to ponder. I think the feminine aspects that she explorers would be a fun read for any feminist Christians out there, or women who are looking to find a special, holy place to live their lives in connection with Jesus.
… (mais)
jamestomasino | 1 outra crítica | Sep 11, 2021 |



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