Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde

by Frances Bevan


Enter your search query for this book.
Results will appear here as you type.
Page loading...
Summary Formats Reviews About the author Annotations

Summary

Mechthild von Magdeburg, a German mystic of the 13th century, recorded descriptions of her visions of God in her book The Flowing Light of Divinity. More often than not, Mechthild recounted her visions in poetry rather than in prose. Passionately and exuberantly, she wrote of Heaven, Hell, and her unique and powerful love of Christ. Some scholars conjecture that Dante alluded to the German nun in his Divine Comedy with the character of Matelda. Frances Bevan, translator of German hymns by Gerhard Tersteegen and others, offers here an English translation of selections from Mechthild’s work.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff
Popularity User ratings Year written
30%
Popularity is calculated by comparing this book's number of views to our most commonly read book.
379 ad

Available formats

ePUB
PDF
Plain text
Read online Read on mobile device Download

Reviews

Minimum rating:
Reviews provided by goodreads.com

There are currently no reviews for this book on goodreads.com. You can be the first to write one here.

About Frances Bevan
View author page »

Born: 1827
Died: 1909
Related topics:
Basic information:
Popular works: Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others, Three Friends of God: Records from the Lives of John Tauler, Nicholas of Basle, Henry Suso, Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series), Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde

Annotations

Login to make annotations and highlights while reading a book.




Advertisements