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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Julian of Norwich: Selected full-text books and articles

Showings By Edmund Colledge; James Walsh Paulist Press, 1978
Women's Writing in Middle English By Alexandra Barratt Longman, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Julian of Norwich"
Poets and Mystics By E. I. Watkin Sheed & Ward, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "Dame Julian of Norwich"
Visionary Women: Three Medieval Mystics By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By Evelyn Underhill J. M. Dent & Sons, 1920
Librarian’s tip: Julian of Norwich" begins on p. 183
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