Julian of Norwich

Juliana of Norwich

Juliana of Norwich (nôr´Ĭch), d. c.1443, English religious writer, an anchoress, or hermit, of Norwich called Mother (or Dame) Juliana or Julian. Her work, completed c.1393, Revelations of Divine Love, is an expression of mystical fervor in the form of 16 visions of Jesus. Dominant ideas are the great love of God for men and the detestable character of human sin. She is considered one of the greatest English mystics.

See edition of her book by G. Tyrell, S.J. (1920); study by P. F. Chambers (1955).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Wisdom's Daughter: The Theology of Julian of Norwich
Joan M. Nuth.
Crossroad Publishing, 1991
Showings
Edmund Colledge; James Walsh.
Paulist Press, 1978
Women's Writing in Middle English
Alexandra Barratt.
Longman, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Julian of Norwich"
Poets and Mystics
E. I. Watkin.
Sheed & Ward, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "Dame Julian of Norwich"
Visionary Women: Three Medieval Mystics
Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Fortress Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Julian of Norwich" begins on p. 43
Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance
Cheryl Glenn.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Julian of Norwich and Her Rhetoric of Theology"
The Image of the Work: Essays in Criticism
B. H. Lehman.
University of California Press, 1955
Librarian’s tip: "Dame Julian of Norwich" begins on p. 19
The Grief of God: Images of the Suffering Jesus in Late Medieval England
Ellen M. Ross.
Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Imitation of Jesus Christ in the Lives of Individual Believers: Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Spiritual Anguish" begins on p. 31
Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages
Jane Chance.
University Press of Florida, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "'God Fulfylled My Bodye': Body, Self, and God in Julian of Norwich"
The Jesus Tradition: Images of Jesus in the West
Gerard S. Sloyan.
Twenty-Third Publications, 1986
Librarian’s tip: "'Full of Joy, Familiar and Courteous'" begins on p. 62
Medieval Women's Visionary Literature
Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff.
Oxford University Press, 1986
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VIII "Women Writers of the Late Fourteenth Century -- Seeking Models: Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Doña Leonor López De Córdoba, and Christine De Pizan"
Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
Mary R. Reichardt.
Greenwood Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Julian of Norwich (c. 1342¿after 1413)" begins on p. 187
The Essentials of Mysticism and Other Essays
Evelyn Underhill.
J. M. Dent & Sons, 1920
Librarian’s tip: Julian of Norwich" begins on p. 183
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