The medieval mystical tradition in England : Exeter Symposium VIII : papers read at Charney Manor, July 2011

Mystical writing flourished between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field. The five "Middle English Mystics" (Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the auth...

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Corporate Author: Exeter Symposium
Other Authors: Jones, E. (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Suffolk Boydell & Brewer 2013.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B England / Mysticism / History 1300-1550
Further subjects:B Mysticism England History, Middle Ages, 600-1500 Congresses
B Mysticism England History Middle Ages, 600-1500 Congresses
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Print version: 9781843843405
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Summary:Mystical writing flourished between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries across Europe and in England, and had a wide influence on religion and spirituality. This volume examines a range of topics within the field. The five "Middle English Mystics" (Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) receive renewed attention, with significant new insights generated by fresh theoretical approaches. In addition, there are studies of the relationships between continental and English mystical authors, introductions to some less well-known writers in the tradition (such as the Monk of Farne), and explorations around the fringes of the mystical canon, including Middle English translations of Boethius, Lollard spirituality, and the Syon brother Richard Whytford's writings for a sixteenth-century "mixed life" audience. E. A. Jones is Senior Lecturer in English Medieval Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter. Contributors: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Vincent Gillespie, C. Annette Grisé, Ian Johnson, Sarah Macmillan, Liz Herbert McAvoy, Nicole R. Rice, Maggie Ross, Steven Rozenski Jr, David Russell, Michael G. Sargent, Christiana Whitehead.
Introduction / E.A. Jones -- The colours of contemplation : less light on Julian of Norwich / Vincent Gillespie -- Behold not the cloud of experience / Maggie Ross -- Walter Hilton on the gift of interpretation of Scripture / Michael G. Sargent -- Numeracy and number in The Book of Margery Kempe / Christine Cooper-Rompato -- Religious mystical mothers : Margery Kempe and Caterina Benincasa / David Russell -- Authority and exemplarity in Henry Suso and Richard Rolle / Steven Rozenski, Jr -- Mortifying the mind : asceticism, mysticism and Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 114 / Sarah Macmillan -- The Meditaciones of the Monk of Farne / Christiania Whitehead -- Envisioning reform : A Revelation of Purgatory and Anchoritic compassioun in the later Middle Ages / Liz Herbert McAvoy -- Walton's heavenly Boece and the devout translation of transcendence : O qui perpetua pietised / Ian Johnson -- Reformist devotional reading : the Pore Caitif in British Library, MS Harley 2322 / Nicole R. Rice -- Richard Whytford, The Golden Epistle, and the mixed life audience / C. Annette Grisé -- Afterword : future prospects / E.A. Jones
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ISBN:1782040897