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Author: of Norwich Julian
ISBN: 0940147122
Subcategory: Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
Publisher Source Books; 2 edition (June 1, 1994)
Language English
Category: Spirituality
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by of Norwich Julian

Revelations of Divine Love is a medieval book of Christian mystical devotions. It was written by an anchoress called Dame Julian, now known as Julian of Norwich, about whom almost nothing is known.

Revelations of Divine Love is a medieval book of Christian mystical devotions. Julian, who lived all her life in the English city of Norwich, wrote about the sixteen mystical visions or "shewings" she received in 1373, when she was thirty

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Librivox recording of Revelations of Divine Love, by Julian of Norwich, translated by Grace Warrack.

Revelations of Divine Love is based on 16 visions Julian had about the Passion of Christ and events surrounding the Crucifixion. It reveals the depth of her understanding and devotion. Noted for their mystical depth and literary elegance.

Julian of Norwich is one of the most famous Christian mystics, and her work, Revelations of Divine Love. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.

Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and embraced strikingly independent theological opinions. This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas.

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Written in the 14th century, Revelations of Divine Love is a powerful work of English mysticism. After falling deathly ill, St. Julian received sixteen different mystical revelations; in this splendid work, she describes and reflects upon those revelations

Written in the 14th century, Revelations of Divine Love is a powerful work of English mysticism. Julian received sixteen different mystical revelations; in this splendid work, she describes and reflects upon those revelations. Having received these revelations at a time of great pain for herself, as she lay ill, she focuses on the mysteries of Christianity, in particular, the vast love of God and the existence of evil. She describes the "motherhood" of God, depicting how God suffers with his creation as it experiences great and multifaceted evil.

not so. ― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love. Some of us believe that God is almighty, and can do everything; and that he is all wise, and may do everything; but that he is all love, and will do everything- there we draw back. Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love. tags: god, love, power, wisdom. For as the body is clad in the cloth, and the flesh in the skin, and the bones in the flesh, and the heart in the whole, so are we, soul and body, clad in the Goodness of God, and enclosed.

Dame Julian of Norwich has been the most widely read and the best loved of all the remarkable group of English mystical writers of the late Middle Ages - the golden age of English spiritual writing. Although there have been numerous editions of The Revelations of Divine Love, this version, edited and modernized by Fr James Walsh, S.J., is the first to take into account the twofold manuscript traction of the so called "Longer Version" exemplified in three extant manuscripts: a sixteenth century copy in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the two seventeenth century Sloane manuscripts in the British Museum.
Everything was wonderful as to the delivery and the book as a product, but the translation took beautiful old English (middle English?), and translated it to modern speak. Julian of Norwich spoke of God as being "homely" as in family, kin, a loved one from home and reduced it to "familiar" or "friendly". It also had, perhaps a feminist angle as "men" was translated as "people". In doing so I believe the translators insistence that she was faithful to the intent was truthful as far as it goes, but it lost most of the charm, and warmth that a more readable translation, while keeping with as much of the original language would permit, would have conveyed.
"THE light is Charity, and the measuring of the light is done to us profitably by the wisdom of God. For neither is the light so large that we may see our blissful Day, nor is it shut from us; but it is such a light that we may live meedfully, with travail deserving the endless worship of God."

Julian of Norwich was a true English mystic (c. 1342-1420). Her book is nothing more than the recapitulation of the Christian belief. That part of the above quote i. e. "it is such a light in which we may live meedfully (rewardingly), with travail deserving the endless worship of God." is just the saying of all of what I want to do in this life.

I cannot praise Julian of Norwich enough for her English and also for how much as an example she has been in giving me direction to work, to live, and to heal.

These are mainly what she says that might be worthwhile:

"For our natural Will is to have God, and the Good Will of God is to have us."
"God is all that is good, as to my sight, and the goodness that each thing hath, it is He."
"the continual seeking of the Soul pleaseth God full greatly:"
"the cause while he suffereth (it to be so) is for [that] He will of His goodness make us the higher of Him in His bliss."
"the more the soul seeth of God, the more it desireth Him by His grace."
"He is the Head and we be His members. To which members the day and the time is unknown, when every passing woe and sorrow shall have an end, and the everlasting joy and bliss shall be fulfilled;"
"It is His office to save us: it is His worship to do [for] us, and it is His will [that] we know it."
"Christ alone did all the works that belong to our salvation,"

Thus we see the harmony of the interplaying of creation, fall, redemption, and salvation, ringing throughout.

Probably one of the greatest books in my life.
St. Julian of Norwich writes both gracefully and conversationally, and through her the Lord draws the reader infinitely further into his love and closer to himself. For a reader of faith who may be considering whether to read her, I would describe her as a beautiful midpoint between the elegant simplicity of St. Therese of Lisieux and the Christ-centered intensity of St. Ignatius of Loyola (I am thinking specifically about the meditations on the life of Christ in the Exercises). Do not be put off by the sheer detail, even goriness, of the imagery in her visions of the Passion. It is precisely this feature which brings her (and her readers) to the greatness and depth of her understanding of the infinite love of God, which accompanies us in our sufferings and meets us, like the Samaritan in the parable, with a love whose depth is only describable as maternal, but surpassing even that: "God is all that is good, and God has made all that is made, and God loves all that he has made."

The translation presented in this Penguin edition uses modern, accessible English that still conveys the warmth and emotion of St. Julian's prose. Readers will also appreciate her creative and sometimes playful use of language in the original middle English texts, included as an Appendix. The Introduction, while useful, does not really do St. Julian justice. While written by an English professor of some distinction, it considers her mostly as, and for her merits as, a medieval writer, with not-necessarily-adequate consideration of the faith about which she writes. Its near-myopic focus on her status as a woman in a male-dominated society, while providing valuable insights, does her the disservice of viewing her demographics as more important than, even nearly eclipsing, her message and her humanity. St. Julian is best considered according to her own advice to her readers: "Then you must quickly forget me... look directly at Jesus, who is teacher of all." I plan to follow my reading of St. Julian with Denys Turner's Julian of Norwich, Theologian, which argues that she is best considered as a systematic theologian of great distinction, rather than merely as an English mystic.

The Kindle version of the Penguin edition is usable and clear, but the Kindle navigation pane has a very scanty TOC. This is not an incurable defect; the TOC at the beginning is linkable. I note that there are several other Kindle editions on Amazon, all newer than this one, and some of them may be technically superior. Nonetheless, I recommend the Penguin one for the clarity of its translation and its inclusion of the originals as an Appendix.