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By Amy Frykholm

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

A groundbreaking and occasionally debatable biography that provides complete tribute to the mystic Julian of Norwich. In might 1373, a thirty year-old lady residing in East Anglia suffered an ailment. She got visions—what she later referred to as "sixteen showings"—revealing to her secrets and techniques of the affection of God. whilst she totally recovered, Julian recorded and richly explored these revelations, developing what turned the 1st English-language publication written via a woman.

Drawing on Julian's personal writings, Frykholm's biography paints a vibrant photo of the 14th century and this extraordinary woman's position in it. via plague, church corruption, monetary devastation, and nice own loss, she presciently addressed her culture's maximum fears and anxieties. finally, 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 could have stated used to be impossible: written [Julian's] biography. Frykholm has mixed a cautious analyzing of Julian's writings (at occasions scrupulous, now and then midrashic, yet continually attentive) with a deep immersion within the scholarship of 14th-century England to provide 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 complex as you and me....It reads with the power of a singular and the perception of a religious classic."

-Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Christianity Today

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