The Showings of Julian of Norwich

Revelations of Divine Love (Add MS 37790) f. 97r. British Library/Public domain

Julian was a medieval mystic who wrote down her visions, which she called showings. In this episode, we talk about her life in context of mysticism and how it fit into the context of Christianity in medieval Europe.

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Topics in this Podcast: 14th Century, women, 15th Century, religious history, christianity, medieval mystics