Julian's revelations, experienced while suffering from a serious illness, may be dismissed as simple hallucinations or could be regarded as true divine visions from God. Regardless of what one might believe, "Revelations of Divine Love" is an important historical work of Christian theology.
Beautifully expresses the nature of man and God. To think it is probably the first book written in English by a woman is mind blowing too. Wonderfully read by Pam Ward.
"Not your average everyday modern theology"
Julian of Norwich's writing is at once profoundly nuanced in terms of scholastic theology but rooted in the personal experiences and poetry of mysticism. She can stand toe to toe with her medieval peers yet does not submit to playing their game by their rules. Her meditations have the power to inform, entertain, and inspire.
I love the scene with the hazelnut. Fans of hers know what I mean (the beauty of the passage is well known and for good reason). New readers will be surprised by the subtly and accessibility of her views of the universe.
"A surprising vision of women and Christianity in the middle ages"
I am so disappointed with the sing-songing voice of the narrator. Impossible for me to listen to. I am pleased with the quality of many other audio books I have purchased from audible.com but I want my money back for this one!
"Revelations of Divine Love"
Truly desired to listen since I heard the book was so different in nature but it is so monotonous and a labor to listen. I keep trying but sadly disappointed.
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