A Mystic's Work: Julian of Norwich

Podcast-style audio course - 4 Topics
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Iona College
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A Mystic's Work: Julian of Norwich

Podcast-style audio course - 4 Topics
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Iona College
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century Christian mystic, important English theologian, and visionary writer. Indeed, her masterpiece, A Revelation of Divine Love (or Showings), is the first book written by a woman in English. Six centuries after her death, she continues to inspire readers with her pious and moving words.

Now, you can enjoy this brilliant course on Julian. In nine lectures, you’ll consider what we know (and don’t know) about her life and the larger historical context into which she fits. You’ll also take an in-depth look at A Revelation of Divine Love and explore what she says about Christ’s passion, the Trinity, the nature of sin, the practice of prayer, and much more.

By getting to know Julian and her work, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the time and place she

Audio Sample:

Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century Christian mystic, important English theologian, and visionary writer. Indeed, her masterpiece, A Revelation of Divine Love (or Showings), is the first book written by a woman in English. Six centuries after her death, she continues to inspire readers with her pious and moving words.

Now, you can enjoy this brilliant course on Julian. In nine lectures, you’ll consider what we know (and don’t know) about her life and the larger historical context into which she fits. You’ll also take an in-depth look at A Revelation of Divine Love and explore what she says about Christ’s passion, the Trinity, the nature of sin, the practice of prayer, and much more.

By getting to know Julian and her work, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the time and place she lived in, the rich traditions of medieval mysticism, and the pressing issues of her day. You’ll also explore how Julian responded to these topics in the moving language and vivid images of her mystical writings. You’ll come away with a sense of how this unique woman reaches across the centuries to speak to us today. As you will learn, Julian has much to tell us about the issues that concern us now, and to reassure us that indeed, all will be well.

Let the timeless wisdom of Julian of Norwich speak to your heart today.

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Prof. Christina Carlson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of English at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where she teaches courses in medieval literature and humanities. In 2016, she was named Senior Master Teacher. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. in English from Fordham University, and she is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance. She Prof. Carlson is an expert on medieval women, domestic devotional experience, and pilgrimage, and she enjoys nothing more than introducing new students to the people and places of the Middle Ages. Prof. Carlson is a member of the Medieval Academy, the New Chaucer Society, the Medieval Club of New York, and the Hagiography Society.
 Praise for Prof. Carlson
“Christina Carlson is an engaging scholar of impeccable clarity and insight whose thoughtful analyses of medieval spiritual texts and their reception by contemporary audiences are enhanced by her lively and ebullient presentations. The joy she experiences in her own scholarship translates dynamically into her teaching and it is exciting to know that her energetic intelligence and her sincere desire to share what she loves will become part of this series.” — June-Ann Greeley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University

  • "All Shall Be Well”: An Introduction to Julian of Norwich
  • The Synchronic Context: Fourteenth-Century Vernacular Literature
  • The Diachronic Context: Medieval Women’s Mystical Writing
  • The Personal Context: Julian and Margery Kempe
  • The Familiar Context: The Anchoritic Tradition
  • “Love Was His Meaning”: Julian’s Theology of the Passion
  • “I Saw Thee Not”: Julian’s Theology of Sin
  • “God Is Our Mother”: Julian’s Theology of the Trinity
  • “The Ground of Your Beseeching”: Julian’s Theology of Prayer

1 review for A Mystic’s Work: Julian of Norwich

  1. Edith H., NY

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Julian of Norwich is a great friend of mine. I am deeply consoled by her spirituality that presents the “homeliness” and compassion of GOD! Professor Carlson does a wonderful job presenting this message.

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