An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

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Veronica Mary Rolf
Explorer's Guides
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , June
     2018.
     170 pages.
     $18.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780830850884.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Brian Dent forthcoming.

Description

Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspired example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman.

But it can also be a daunting work. Veronica Mary Rolf, who has been studying Julian's text for decades, serves as a trustworthy guide for readers willing to take up and read Julian's work.

Rolf not only sets Julian's life and text in its fourteenth-century context, but she also sheds light on each of Julian's sixteen revelations. She then digs deeper into Julian's theological themes, including her innovative mystical theology of the "motherhood of God," and she offers a chapter on developing a retreat based on Julian's work. Throughout, Rolf takes a deeply contemplative approach to Julian, illuminating our understanding of this extraordinary woman, her enduring work, and the revelation that "all shall be well."

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Veronica Mary Rolf is an Independent Scholar of medieval studies, educated at Columbia University; an academic lecturer; a professional playwright; and a master teacher of dramatic arts in New York, London, Buenos Aires, and Berkeley. She is the author of the award-winning Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich.

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