Revelations of Divine Love
by Julian of Norwich
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Written in the 14th century, Revelations of Divine Love is a powerful work of
English mysticism. After falling deathly ill, St. Julian received sixteen
different mystical revelations; in this splendid work, she describes and
reflects upon those revelations. Having received these revelations at a time of
great pain for herself, as she lay ill, she focuses on the mysteries of
Christianity, in particular, the vast love of God and the existence of evil.
She describes the "motherhood" of God, depicting how God suffers with his
creation as it experiences great and multifaceted evil. Nevertheless, she also
emphasizes the need to follow God in order to receive the beautiful vision of
God in the afterlife. For her deep and penetrating descriptions of God and
love, countless readers have found St. Julian's work uplifting, encouraging,
and challenging. Revelations of Divine Love astounds readers, engulfing them in
a powerful revelation of God's love.
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