By Denys Turner
For centuries readers have with ease permitted Julian of Norwich as easily a mystic. during this astute e-book, Denys Turner bargains a brand new interpretation of Julian and the importance of her paintings. Turner argues that this fourteenth-century thinker's refined method of theological questions areas her legitimately in the pantheon of alternative nice medieval theologians, together with Thomas Aquinas, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Bonaventure.
Julian wrote yet one paintings in models, a brief textual content recording the sequence of visions of Jesus Christ she skilled whereas affliction a near-fatal sickness, and a miles improved lengthy textual content exploring the theological that means of the "showings" a few two decades later. Turner addresses the obvious clash among the 2 assets of Julian's theology: at the one hand, her own revelation of God's all-powerful love, and at the different, the Church's teachings on and her personal witnessing of evil on the planet that merits punishment, even everlasting punishment. providing a clean and chic account of Julian's reaction to this conflict—one that finds its nuances, systematic personality, and originality—this e-book marks a brand new level within the century-long rediscovery of 1 of the English language's maximum theological thinkers.