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The medieval mystical tradition in England : Exeter Symposium VIII : papers read at Charney Manor, July 2011 /
edited by E.A. Jones.
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Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2013.
description
xi, 214 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN
1843843404 (hardback), 9781843843405 (hardback)
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Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2013.
isbn
1843843404 (hardback)
9781843843405 (hardback)
contents note
Introduction / E.A. Jones -- The colours of contemplation : less light on Julian of Norwich / Vincent Gillespie -- Behold not the cloud of experience / Maggie Ross -- Walter Hilton on the gift of interpretation of Scripture / Michael G. Sargent -- Numeracy and number in The Book of Margery Kempe / Christine Cooper-Rompato -- Religious mystical mothers : Margery Kempe and Caterina Benincasa / David Russell -- Authority and exemplarity in Henry Suso and Richard Rolle / Steven Rozenski, Jr -- Mortifying the mind : asceticism, mysticism and Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 114 / Sarah Macmillan -- The Meditaciones of the Monk of Farne / Christiania Whitehead -- Envisioning reform : A Revelation of Purgatory and Anchoritic compassioun in the later Middle Ages / Liz Herbert McAvoy -- Walton's heavenly Boece and the devout translation of transcendence : O qui perpetua pietised / Ian Johnson -- Reformist devotional reading : the Pore Caitif in British Library, MS Harley 2322 / Nicole R. Rice -- Richard Whytford, The Golden Epistle, and the mixed life audience / C. Annette Grisé -- Afterword : future prospects / E.A. Jones.
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9259610
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
E. A. Jones is Senior Lecturer in English Medieval Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter.
Summaries
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Mystical writing flourished between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field. The five "Middle English Mystics" (Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) receive renewed attention, with significant new insights generated by fresh theoretical approaches. In addition, there are studies of the relationships between continental and English mystical authors, introductions to some less well-known writers in the tradition (such as the Monk of Farne), and explorations around the fringes of the mystical canon, including Middle English translations of Boethius, Lollard spirituality, and the Syon brother Richard Whytford's writings for a sixteenth-century "mixed life" audience. E. A. Jones is Senior Lecturer in English Medieval Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter. Contributors: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Vincent Gillespie, C. Annette Grisé, Ian Johnson, Sarah Macmillan, Liz Herbert McAvoy, Nicole R. Rice, Maggie Ross, Steven Rozenski Jr, David Russell, Michael G. Sargent, Christiana Whitehead.
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The series has from the beginning been instrumental in sustaining this field of study. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
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Mystical writing flourished between the 13th and 15th centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field.
Main Description
Mystical writing flourished between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field. The Middle English mystics (Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, Richard Rolle) receive renewed attention, with significant new insights generated by fresh theoretical approaches; but there are also contributions on unjustly neglected figures, such as the Monk of Farne, and on Lollard spirituality. Contributors: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Vincent Gillespie, C. Annette Grisé, Ian Johnson, Sarah Macmillan, Liz Herbert McAvoy, Nicole R. Rice, Maggie Ross, Steven Rozenski Jr, David Russell, Michael G. Sargent, Christiana Whitehead,
Main Description
Mystical writing flourished between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field. The Middle English mystics (Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, Richard Rolle) receive renewed attention, with significant new insights generated by fresh theoretical approaches; but there are also contributions on unjustly neglected figures, such as the Monk of Farne, and on Lollard spirituality. Contributors: Maggie Ross, Vincent Gillespie, Ian Johnson, Sarah MacMillan, Steven Rozenski, Christiana Whitehead, Michael G. Sargent, Christine Cooper-Rompato, David Russell, Liz Herbert McAvoy, Nicole R. Rice, C. Annette Grisé
Table of Contents
Lists of Diagrams and Figuresp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Colours of Contemplation: Less Light on Julian of Norwichp. 7
Behold Not the Cloud of Experiencep. 29
Walter Hilton on the Gift of Interpretation of Scripturep. 51
Numeracy and Number in The Book of Margery Kempep. 59
Religious Mystical Mothers: Margery Kempe and Caterina Benincasap. 75
Authority and Exemplarity in Henry Suso and Richard Rollep. 93
Mortifying the Mind: Asceticism, Mysticism and Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 114p. 109
The Meditaciones of the Monk of Famep. 125
Envisioning Reform: A Revelation of Purgatory and Anchoritic Compassioun in the Later Middle Agesp. 141
Walton's Heavenly Boece and the Devout Translation of Transcendence: O Qui Perpetua Pietisedp. 157
Reformist Devotional Reading: The Pore Caitif in British Library, MS Harley 2322p. 177
Richard Whytford, The Golden Epistle, and the Mixed Life Audiencep. 195
Afterword: Future Prospectsp. 209
Indexp. 211
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