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Showings of Julian of Norwich : Norton Critical Editions - Julian of Norwich

Showings of Julian of Norwich

Norton Critical Editions

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780393979152
Number Of Pages: 248

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Carefully edited for the undergraduate reader, this Norton Critical Edition includes an informed introduction, focusing on Julian's theology and preparing students to understand the complex, controversial themes of the text, particularly Julian's solution to the problem of evil in Revelation XIII and XIV. Paragraph divisions have been organized to emphasize the thematic units of each chapter, and the sentences have been punctuated for clarity.

The text included is a Middle English edition, based on the Paris manuscript (1580-1650) of the long text, with language akin to Chaucer's and therefore more accessible than other Middle English editions.

"Contexts" includes contemporary texts that help students better understand Julian's originality, including selections from works by Margery Kempe, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, and Walter Hilton.

"Criticism" brings together interpretations that address the themes and style of the Showings by Sandra McEntire, Lynn Staley, B. A. Windeatt, and David Aers, among others.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.


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A scholarly and very informative edition of Julian's Shewings.



Showings of Julian of Norwich Norton Critical Edition

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Introductionp. ix
The Language of the Paris Manuscriptp. xxiii
A Glossary of Frequently Used Wordsp. xxv
The Text of Showingsp. 1
The Short Text of A Book of Showings [A Woman as Teacher]p. 129
The Book of Margery Kempep. 130
[A Visit with Julian of Norwich]p. 130
[Meditation on the Passion]p. 131
The Trinity [The Two Parts of the Mind]p. 135
The Scale of Perfection [The Two Parts of the Soul]p. 136
De Institutione Inclusarum [Jesus as Mother]p. 137
Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses) [Jesus as Mother]p. 139
From The Life of an Anchoressp. 143
[The Trope of the Scribe and the Question of Literary Authority in the Texts of Julian of Norwich]p. 150
From The Humanity of Christ: Reflections on Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Lovep. 158
From The Likeness of God and the Restoration of Humanity in Julian of Norwich's Showingsp. 164
[Human Nature: The Image of God]p. 176
[Jesus as Mother]p. 190
The Art of Mystical Loving: Julian of Norwichp. 196
Selected Bibliographyp. 211
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ISBN: 9780393979152
ISBN-10: 0393979156
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1