Julian of Norwich, Theologian Paperback

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Julian of Norwich, Theologian

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For centuries readers have comfortably adopted Julian of Norwich as simply a mystic. In this astute book, Denys Turner remedies this misapprehension, offering a sensitive new interpretation of Julian and the significance of her work. Turner argues that this fourteenth-century thinker's sophisticated approach to theological questions places her legitimately within the pantheon of other great medieval theologians, including Thomas Aquinas, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Bonaventure. Julian wrote but one work in two versions, a Short Text recording the series of visions of Jesus Christ she experienced while suffering a near-fatal illness, and a much expanded Long Text exploring the theological meaning of the "showings" some twenty years later. Turner addresses the apparent conflict between the two sources of Julian's theology: on the one hand, her personal revelation of God's omnipotent love, and on the other, the Church's teachings on and her own witnessing of evil in the world that deserves punishment, even eternal punishment.
Offering a fresh and elegant account of Julian's response to this conflict - one that reveals its nuances, systematic character, and originality - this book marks a new stage in the century-long rediscovery of one of the English language's greatest theological thinkers.

Julian of Norwich, Theologian by Denys Turner was published by Yale University Press in August 2013 and is our 47978th best seller. The ISBN for Julian of Norwich, Theologian is 9780300192551.

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Details for Julian of Norwich, Theologian

Page last updated 3rd December 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (August 2013)
Number of Pages288
Thickness17 mm
Height210 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4076573
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