The Flowing Light of the Godhead

Synopsis

Here is the first English translation based on the new critical edition of The Flowing Light of the Godhead, the sole mystical visionary work of Mechthild, a 13th-century (c. 1260-c. 1282/94) German Beguine. This challenging work of deep religious insight reflects Mechthild's inner life, and God¿s as well, employing a great variety of traditional medieval literary forms and genres in prose and verse.