Monday, July 7, 2014
Revelations of Divine Love - Mother Juliana of Norwich
Chapters nine through eleven are my favorite as they express how God is in Jesus is in man. She further explains how Christ's love is extended through mankind by their acts.
The eleventh revelation is a short bit about Christ and his mother, Mary, who is incredibly important in her faith due to being the mother of God.
Love is the theme and she returns to God's love of man for the remaining chapters.
The themes of each revelations seamlessly flow into each other, giving a complete view of the Christian God as Julian understood it when it comes to his compassion and love. This particular version can be difficult to read due to the old English translation, where phrasing and word choice are unfamiliar to the modern day reader. Having a strong familiarity with these themes I found it easy to follow, but others may opt for a more modern translation.
For those looking into Christian mysticism or who want to learn about the Divine Love of God, I'd highly recommend this book.
The Mystical Christ - Manly P. Hall
Scivias - Hildegard of Bingen