The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 474

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Fully-annotated edition of English mystic Margery Kempe's life and divine revelations (dated 1436-8). (This edition previously published by Longman.)

A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture C.1350 - C.1500

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405195525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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Challenges students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Includes close readings of frequently studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

Author: Dieter Mehl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary achievement of a number of particulary original and interesting authors. In addition to detailed and sensitive treatment of Chaucer's major works, the book includes chapters on his chief contemporaries, such as John Gower, William Langland and the Gawain-poet. It also examines the often underrated contribution to the English literary tradition of his successors John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, as well as the interesting and original work of the Scottish poets, Robert Henryson, William Dunbar and Gavin Douglas, who also claim Chaucer as their model. Apart from the narrative poetry of Chaucer and his followers, the book also contains chapters on the Middle English lyric; Middle English prose, including Mandeville's travels; the most original and imaginative writings of the Middle English mystics, in particular Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe; and Thomas Malory's impressive prose compilation of Arthurian stories.

The English Pilgrimage to Rome

A Dwelling for the Soul

Author: Judith Champ

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852443736

Category: History

Page: 230

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This fascinating narrative of English pilgrims and pilgrimages to Rome from Saxon times to the present day acts as a packed gazetteer of the material trqaces of the English in Rome, enabling the reader to track their presence through the city's monuments, churches and palazzi, and to use the stones and inscriptions of Rome and its environs to recover a sometimes forgotten but enlightening story. Judith Champ teaches Church History at Oscott College, Birmingham.

How To Be a Medieval Woman

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241252288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." ' Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold,John Arnold,Katherine J. Lewis

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.

Die Stunde der Liebenden

Roman

Author: Lucy Foley

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458742190

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Vom alten England in die Straßencafés von Paris, über das in der Augusthitze flirrende Korsika bis ins pulsierende New York führt uns diese fesselnde Familiensaga. Sie erzählt von der Macht der wahren Liebe über Jahrzehnte, Kontinente und Generationen hinweg – und davon, wie Herzen und Familien gerade dann miteinander vereint werden, wenn sie für immer verloren scheinen. England, 1928: Alice und Tom kennen sich aus unbeschwerten Kindertagen: sie, die vor Energie sprühende junge Aristokratin, und er, der noch unbekannte Maler. Ihre Liebe fühlt sich an wie die reinste Magie – doch nicht nur Alices Familie setzt alles daran, eine gemeinsame Zukunft zu verhindern. London, sechzig Jahre später: Die junge Fotografin Kate findet im Nachlass ihrer Großmutter eine alte Porträt-Skizze, die ihrer verstorbenen Mutter verblüffend ähnlich sieht. Was hat es mit der Zeichnung auf sich? Und wer ist die Frau darauf? Um dem Geheimnis um das Porträt und um die Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter näher zu kommen, macht sich Kate auf die Suche nach dem Künstler, dem berühmten Maler Thomas Stafford ... Die Stunde der Liebenden erzählt von Sehnsucht und Hoffnung, von Verlust und Schmerz, von Abenteuer und Freiheit. Davon, aus Konventionen auszubrechen und den Mut zu finden, seine Ängste zu überwinden. Und vor allem von Liebe und Nähe, die man zulassen muss, um sein Glück im Leben zu finden.

Margery Kempe of Lynn and Medieval England

Author: Margaret Gallyon

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 226

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The Christian mystics open our eyes to a world beyond this world, to the world of the spirit and of God, of whom they had a direct knowledge and experience, obtained chiefly through prayer, meditation and contemplation. The purpose of this book is to introduce the general reader to the fifteenth century English mystic, Margery Kempe of Lynn in Norfolk, as seen against her religious, social and historical background, with chapters on her spiritual and devotional life, her home town of Lynn, her encounters with the clergy, her vow of chastity, her pilgrimages, her trials for heresy and her conformity to the customs, faith and doctrines of the church of her day. As a former teacher at King's Lynn High School, Margaret Gallyon acquired a considerable knowledge of the town of Lynn and the surrounding district. It was here too that she first became interested in Margery Kempe, one of Lynn's most fascinating medieval citizens.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633401

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Biographies, poetic compositions, works that are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative: the selections here reflect the developments in medieval piety, particularly in the link between female spirituality and the body. Included are the dramatic visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen; letters and poems by Hadewijch expressing passionate love for God; and Marguerite Porete's allegorical poem "The Mirror of Simple Souls," a dialogue between Love and Soul that was condemned as heretical. Also included are biographies written by male ecclesiastics of women such as Christine the Astonishing, whose extraordinary behavior included being resurrected at her own funeral; revelations received by Bridget of Sweden, the first woman to found a religious order; and excerpts from The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery imagines herself as a servant caring for the Virgin Mary in her childhood. This volume, edited by Elizabeth Spearing, who also prepared some of the translations, features a rich introduction to the lives and religious experiences of its subjects, as well as full explanatory notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parade of Faith

A Biographical History of the Christian Church

Author: Ruth A. Tucker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296951

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Part storybook, part textbook, part historical overview, Parade of Faith in ebook format presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion. Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade, journey, or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity, which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when “the saints go marching in” to the New Jerusalem. The book is divided into two chronological groupings: first, the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second, the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present-day worldwide expansion of the church. Yet, ultimately the topic matter is not movements, dates, or a stream of facts, but instead people—people who still have stories to tell other Christians. And with a little help from clues to their own contexts, they can still speak clearly today. This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings. The pages are peppered with sidebars, historical “what if” questions, explorations of relevant topics for today, personal reflections, illustrations, and lists for further reading. Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers.

The Sexual Theologian

Essays on Sex, God and Politics

Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid,Lisa Isherwood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567082121

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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The Sexual Theologian is the first collection of essays on radical sexual theology written by a group of internationally renowned scholars in this area. For the first time Queer theory and theology is articulated around themes from systematic theology such as Incarnation, death, the concept of God, Mariology, together with discussions on sexuality and mysticism. The essays show a "how to do" a radical sexual theology together with original, bold and transgressive thinking which have taken feminist theologies to a new dimension of action and reflection.

Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen

Mystik der Freiheit

Author: Marguerite Porete

Publisher: marixverlag

ISBN: 3843801932

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"Ein spiritueller und zeitkritischer Bestseller". Irmgard Kampmann Am 1. Juni 1310 wird Marguerite Porete mitten in Paris bei lebendigen Leib verbrannt - zusammen mit ihrem Buch, das die heilige Inquisition in Aufruhr versetzt hatte. Der grausame Feuertod der nordfranzösischen Begine konnte allerdings nicht verhindern, dass "Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen" über Jahrhunderte hinweg ein Bestseller wurde. In mehreren Sprachen fand er anonym in ganz Europa Verbreitung und übte einen kaum zu überschätzenden Einfluss auf das religiöse Denken weit über ihre Zeit hinaus aus. Meister Eckhart etwa ist erkennbar von diesem Buch inspiriert. Was war so gefährlich an der Schrift dieser frommen Begine? Den religiösen Zwängen ihrer Zeit setzt Marguerite Porete eine schier unerhörte Mystik der Freiheit entgegen! Der von Gottes Liebe ganz durchdrungene Mensch braucht sich weder um Tugenden noch um Bußübungen, Messen, Predigten usw. zu kümmern! Der Atem der Freiheit durchdringt dieses Buch, und so manche kühne These der Reformation nimmt Marguerite Porte wörtlich vorweg. Erst im 20. Jahrhundert gelang der Forschung der Nachweis, dass Marguerite Porete die Autorin des "Spiegels der einfachen Seelen" ist. Eines der bedeutendsten Werke der Frauenmystik des Mittelalters liegt nun in einer neuen deutschen Übersetzung vor. Für alle an der Geschichte des Mittelalters, an der abendländischen Mystik, an der Befreiungsgeschichte der Frau Interessierte ist dieses einzigartige Werk nun neu erschlossen. Neu übersetzt aus dem Altfranzösischen von Bruno Kern.

Revelations of Divine Love

Author: Julian of Norwich

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199641188

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well' Julian of Norwich is one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages. She is esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and embraced strikingly independent theological opinions. This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction Barry Windeatt considers Julian's astonishingly positive vision of humanity and its potential for spiritual transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Julian of Norwich's Showings

From Vision to Book

Author: Denise Nowakowski Baker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017204

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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The 14th-century mystic Julian of Norwich has inspired generations of Christians with her reflections on the "motherhood" of Jesus and other writings. Here Denise Baker reconsiders Julian as an evolving theologian of great originality. Focusing on Julian's BOOK OF SHOWINGS, in which she recorded a series of revelations received in 1373, Baker provides the first historical assessment of Julian's significance as a writer and thinker. 3 halftones.

Love, Henri

Unveröffentlichte Briefe über Freundschaft, den Glauben und ein spirituelles Leben.

Author: Henri Nouwen

Publisher: adeo

ISBN: 3863347838

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Henri Nouwen, der holländische Theologe und Psychologe, war Professor an Amerikas Elite-Universitäten "Yale" und "Harvard", gab seine Hochschulkarriere auf, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen und es fortan mit Menschen mit einer Behinderung zu teilen. Seine Ratgeber erreichten Millionenauflagen und Nouwen wurde zu einem der einflussreichsten spirituellen Lehrer des 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Laufe seines Lebens hat er Tausende von Briefen geschrieben. Oft beendete er sie mit einem liebevollen Gruß: "Love, Henri". In diesem Buch finden sich 200 seiner schönsten, bisher unveröffentlichten Briefe. Sie geben tiefe Einblicke in sein Alltags- und Glaubensleben. Henri Nouwen glaubte fest daran, dass Zuwendung, Zuspruch und Hingabe Menschen helfen können. So werden seine Briefe sicherlich vielen Trost und Zuversicht spenden.