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    Julian Of Norwich Essay

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    Julian of Norwich was raised up at St. Julian’s church and lived as an anchoress. In 1373, Julian of Norwich received a serious of visions when she was seriously sick and she would write down these visons which became known as the Shewings or Revelations of Divine Love. Julian of Norwich is the most spiritual and blessed person to live in the fourteenth through the beginning of the fifteenth century because she begs three gifts from God, she is constantly praising God for his unconditional love

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    What is a Nation?

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    Essay 3: What is a Nation? A nation, as defined in Webster’s Universal College Dictionary, is “a body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own.” This definition is correct, but leaves so much unsaid. The word nation is actually derived from the Latin word natio that means birth. It represents the beginning of something. London had a miraculous “birth” in the year 0. This corresponds to the

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    The Anchoress of England: Julian of Norwich's Portrait of Christ as Mother When speaking of medieval literature, Chaucer, Gower and Langland are quite often the most noted. However, recent studies have provided modern scholars with a wide variety of medieval women writers from all over Europe and a few in England. The most widely anthologized English female writer is Julian of Norwich. Julian was an anchoress, and as Marcelle Thiebaux notes, "The anchorite movement was widespread in England

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    Analysis of Nuts Which Are Not Nuts in A Book of Showings Note: Because of the specific nature of the text, I thought it might be useful to attach the whole of it on the cover page for perusal at leisure if you so desire. Below is the text from the Norton Anthology of English Literature (p. 295), and under that the assumptions I make in reading the text. The former is directly from the book, and as it is all on one page, I will refrain from noting that page every time I reference the text. If

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    Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary According to her own testimony, Margery Kempe's spirituality involved deeply passionate experiences of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Kempe had "the gift of tears" -- meaning that, for years, she was unable to attend mass without crying profusely, and, as often as not, sobbing loudly and theatrically. Her adventurous life included a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where much weeping and wailing took place, and tanglings with several Bishops, including

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    What Can We Learn from Julian of Norwich

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    INTRODUCTION The medieval theologian Julian of Norwich was a mystic, writer, anchoress and spiritual director for her time. She is gaining in popularity for our time as she provides a spiritual template for contemplative prayer and practice in her compilation of writings found in Revelations of Divine Love. The insightful meditations provide the backdrop and basis for her Trinitarian theology’s embrace of God’s Motherhood found in the Trinity. Her representative approach of the all-encompassing

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    slow to anger and to be present in all that one does. Julian of Norwich is someone who was fully committed to both practicing a religion and to a good relationship with her God. Julian showed her commitment to God by living in one room for the majority of her life. While she lived in the room, she prayed for the three wounds. Julian found clarity through an illness she prayed for. Julian’s revelations that followed her illness about

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    The Sefer Ha-Bahir

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    thinking deeply.” Among the People of the Book, mysticism is a prevalent theme; albeit in various arrangements in the past. Rabbi Nehunia ben haKana that is attributed authorship of the Sefer ha-Bahir, otherwise known as The Book of Illumination, and Julian of Norwich’s (c. 1342-c. 1413) Revelations of Divine Love are two texts that each falls in line with this definition of mysticism.  Mysticism as defined in class is: “a direct, personal experience of the divine." The Sefer ha-Bahir is admittedly

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    A Woman Forgotten, A Woman Remembered: Dialectic and Wholeness in Julian of Norwich Julian of Norwich, English mystic and theologian, is at once nebulous and concrete, both deeply known and largely obscured. Lady (or, alternatively, Dame or Mother) Julian of Norwich, as the theologian is often called, lived in a time of mounting religious tensions and incredible violence. Herein her life and matrices are explored with an eye toward how each impacted the other. Ancient are her thoughts, yet

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    male gender. How amazing it seems then, to be presented with medieval language which portrays God as a female gendered divinity. Where did the idea arise to portray God as feminine? And what purpose does it serve? This essay seeks to examine whether Julian of Norwich's gender construction of the divine is subversive and radical in light of the reduced power of women in medieval Christianity. To say that the religious power of women was reduced, is of course, to suggest that they held power in first

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    society are superimposed on the descriptions of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Christ is depicted either as the model of the hero, prevalent in Old English literature, or as the embodiment of love and passion, as found in Showings by Julian of Norwich. Old English literature establishes the elements of the heroic code, to which its society ascribed. A man must live, or die, by his honor. In The Dream of the Rood the crucifixion of Christ is depicted as the ultimate symbol of heroism, as

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    Athanasius of Alexandria lived from 296 AD to 373 AD. Athanasius was famously known for his writing on the incarnation. On the Incarnation of the Word is the work written by Athanasius that compiles classics of Orthodox theology. In this work, Athanasius significantly upheld the incarnation of Jesus Christ against the ridicule of the non-believers of the incarnation. Athanasius also explains in his work why God chose to contact the sinners on Earth in the form of life. Athanasius states, "The death

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    gruesome, time-consuming process, that is demanding, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Embarking on the journey to salvation and earning the great privilege of entering Heaven, is one of the greatest challenges anyone could face. Julian of Norwich writes about her unwavering faith and her acceptance of the will of God. Even in suffering she kept her eyes focused, not on her own bodily pain, but on the face God. Aquinas writes of the Cardinal Virtues and how he believes we as rational beings

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    well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian 80). Both fear and love dynamically shape the Christian search for God. The following essay will, firstly, examine how Israel’s state of fear and oppression in Exodus, in contrast with John’s assurance of love, shapes understandings of God; secondly, explore how fear “pushes” and love “pulls” Augustine closer to God; thirdly, discuss the respective comfort and liberation theologies of Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, and Elizabeth Johnson as remedies

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    Architect of the Byzantine Legacy

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    Koeller, David W. The Empress Theodora. Halsall, Paul. Medieval Sourcebook: Corpus Iuris Civilis, 6th Century. . Jan 1996. Loffler, Klemmons, translated by Michael Waggoner. Ostrogoths. 1999. Neelin, David G. Timeline: Ancient Rome . 2000. Norwich, John Julius. A Short History of Byzantium. Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher. New York, 1998. Scheifler, Michael. The Justinian Code and the Catholic Faith. Stockoe, Mark and Kishkovsky, Leonid. Orthodox Christians in North America, 1794-1994. Orthodox

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    by Dante Alighieri, The Conference of the Birds by Farid Un-Din Attar, and Revelation of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich, all follow the quest for spiritual growth. Dante and Julian share a faith in the Roman Catholic Church but lived in two every different times in the church which influenced their vision of the matter that individuals go through in their spiritual lives. Unlike Dante and Julian, Attar followed the religion of Islam that also influenced his illustration of how to grow. Every one

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    Julian's Sixteen Showings

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    This essay will look at chapters one to ten of Julian of Norwich’s Showings of Love. In Showings of Love, Julian describes the visions that she has on her deathbed and the “sixteen showings” of Christ’s passion that she develops from them. It will explore Julian’s visions and how she relates them to Christ’s love. This essay will also examine how Julian’s “sixteen showings” influence her understanding of the relationship between God and humanity. Julian desired three graces to be gifted to her by

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    Revelations of Divine Love is a 14th century masterpiece written by Julian of Norwich. This book is an account of St. Julian’s sixteen different mystical revelations in which she had encountered at a time of great suffering and illness. St. Julian focussed on the many “mysteries of Christianity.” Through her many revelations she encountered God’s vast love, the existence of evil, God’s heart for creation, the father and mother-heart of God, and the need to obey her Father in Heaven. Amongst

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    The Spirit In Context

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    What are the possible points of agreement and points of tension between different religious schools of thought on the body, in relation to the Holy Spirit? How might Christians respond to these? Introduction Scripture seems to contradict itself with regard to the human body. Sometimes the body is seen as precious, for instance in 1 Cor 6:19-30, and sometimes as a hinderance to unity with Christ, 2 Cor 5:6-8. This seeming ambiguity within scripture has created distinct and conflicting schools of

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    She believed that God and his beliefs were a way of life and she wanted to be apart of that life. Margery Kempe traveled to holy sites, such as Jerusalem, sought out spiritual authorities, such as Julian, and made drastic life changes, all to say that she has union with God and has fulfilled her life purpose. Among the many things encountered on her journey to a holy life, was her visit to the holy land Jerusalem. Kempe traveled to Jerusalem with

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