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Revelation and the apocalypse in late medieval literature the writings of Julian of Norwich and William Langland

Author: Justin M Byron-Davies
Publisher: Cardiff University of Wales Press 2020
Series: Religion and culture in the Middle Ages
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This interdisciplinary book breaks new ground by systematically examining ways in which two of the most important works of late medieval English literature - Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Love and William Langland's Piers Plowman - arose from engagement with the biblical Apocalypse and exegetical writings. The study contends that the exegetical approach to the Apocalypse is more extensive in Julian's  Read more...
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Named Person: Julian, of Norwich; William Langland; William Langland; Iuliana, Norvicensis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin M Byron-Davies
ISBN: 9781786835161 1786835169
OCLC Number: 1226691219
Accession No: (DE-627)1726232034 (DE-599)KXP1726232034
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index.
Description: 211 Seiten 25 cm
Contents: A comparison of the Apocalypse and the writings of Julian of Norwich --
Orthodox and heterodox currents in the writing of Julian of Norwich --
Langland's poetics --
Personification and allegorisation in Piers Plowman.
Series Title: Religion and culture in the Middle Ages
Responsibility: Justin M. Byron-Davies.
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"This interdisciplinary book breaks new ground by systematically examining ways in which two of the most important works of late medieval English literature - Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Love and William Langland's Piers Plowman - arose from engagement with the biblical Apocalypse and exegetical writings. The study contends that the exegetical approach to the Apocalypse is more extensive in Julian's Revelations and more sophisticated in Langland's Piers Plowman than previously thought, whether through a primary textual influence or a discernible Joachite influence. The author considers the implications of areas of confluence, which both writers reapply and emphasise - such as spiritual warfare and other salient thematic elements of the Apocalypse, gender issues, and Julian's explications of her vision of the soul as city of Christ and all believers (the fulcrum of her eschatologically-focused Aristotelian and Augustinian influenced pneumatology). The liberal soteriology implicit in Julian's 'Parable of the Lord and the Servant' is specifically explored in its Johannine and Scotistic Christological emphasis, the absent vision of hell, and the eschatological 'grete dede', vis-à-vis a possible critique of the prevalent hermeneutic." --provided by publisher.

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