Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography by Amy Frykholm PDF

By Amy Frykholm

ISBN-10: 1557256268

ISBN-13: 9781557256263

the 1st fully-realized biography of Julian of Norwich—theologian, anchorite, and visionary of the center Ages.

A groundbreaking and infrequently debatable biography that gives complete tribute to the mystic Julian of Norwich. In may possibly 1373, a thirty year-old lady residing in East Anglia suffered an disorder. She obtained visions—what she later referred to as "sixteen showings"—revealing to her secrets and techniques of the affection of God. while she totally recovered, Julian recorded and richly explored these revelations, developing what grew to become the 1st English-language e-book written via a woman.

Drawing on Julian's personal writings, Frykholm's biography paints a brilliant photograph of the 14th century and this outstanding woman's position in it. via plague, church corruption, financial devastation, and nice own loss, she presciently addressed her culture's maximum fears and anxieties. eventually, Julian of Norwich's lifestyles is shrouded in secret, and but she has develop into an important determine in modern spirituality today.

"Frykholm...has audaciously performed whatever many of us may have stated was once impossible: written [Julian's] biography. Frykholm has mixed a cautious examining of Julian's writings (at instances scrupulous, now and then midrashic, yet normally attentive) with a deep immersion within the scholarship of 14th-century England to supply an educated and absorbing...account of Julian's life."

-Lauren F. Winner, Books & Culture

"[Frykhom's] narrative, which she calls 'an act of empathetic imagination,' crackles with life."

-The Denver Post

"A sympathetic and life like portrayal of a saint who, because it seems, is either holy (that is, set aside) and as advanced as you and me....It reads with the strength of a singular and the perception of a religious classic."

-Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Christianity Today

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