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Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343 ca. 1416), a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and John Wyclif, is the earliest woman writer of English we know about. Although she described herself as a simple creature unlettered, Julian is now widely recognized as one of the great speculative theologians of the Middle Ages, whose thinking about God as love has made a perman ...more
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Penn State University Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Chris
Julian's brilliance is a given. Brief snippets from her have become broadly known thanks to Eliot and others, but even aside from those moments (which lose nothing by familiarity) the whole of her achievement is simply astonishing. She combines a language of almost poetic specificity, a tremendously lucid emotional sensibility, and a theological gift for-- call it faithful catholic invention. Kierkegaard might be comparable, or Job.

Watson & Jenkins present here an authoritative modern editio
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This is tough to read since the context is so dense and it is written with little adaptation to current English language. I enjoyed The Complete Julian of Norwich better than this adaptation.

Julian of Norwich is incredible and makes you think much more than "Heaven is for Real".
Jessica
Jul 19, 2010 Jessica rated it did not like it
Run...run away from Julian. The only reason you are reading her is that she's the first woman to write a surviving text in English. As we used to say in elementary school - first is the worst.
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The Writings Of Julian Of Norwich: A Vision Showed To A Devout Woman And A Revelation Of Love (Brepols Medieval Women) by Nicholas Watson (2006)
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Oct 03, 2007 Kanya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I've read some of her poetry by her in anthologies, and I think Julian of Norwich is amazing.
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