Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium VII

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium VII

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The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium VII, ed. E. A. Jones (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer; Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2004). xiv + 212 pp. ISBN 1-84384-007-3. £45.00/$75.00. This collection of thirteen essays maintains the tradition of Exeter Symposia on medieval mysticism instituted by Marion Glasscoe. Like other volumes in the series, it is wide ranging, interdisciplinary, and reflective of the current interests of those participating in the symposium, rather than taking an established agenda or theme. The volume includes a cluster of essays on Julian of Norwich: Annie Sutherland on Julian's use of the Bible; Denise N. Baker on the structure of the soul and the 'godly wylle' in Julian's Showings; Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa on the impact of Julian on the Book of Margery Kempe; and Alexandra Barratt on the themes of lordship, service, and worship in Julian's writing. Two essays treat Syon Abbey and the Bridgettines: Ann M. …

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