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Spearing, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 976 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Prayers  Personal narratives  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: BV4831, 242
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Spearing
Revelations of divine love (short text and long text) by Julian ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devotional literature
Counterfeit ladies by Janet Todd ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval writings on female spirituality by Various ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographies, poetic compositions, works that are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative: the selections here reflect the developments in medieval piety, particularly in the link between female spirituality and the body. Included are the dramatic visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen; letters and poems by Hadewijch expressing passionate love for God; and Marguerite Porete's allegorical poem "The Mirror of Simple Souls," a dialogue between Love and Soul that was condemned as heretical. Also included are biographies written by male ecclesiastics of women such as Christine the Astonishing, whose extraordinary behavior included being resurrected at her own funeral; revelations received by Bridget of Sweden, the first woman to found a religious order; and excerpts from The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery imagines herself as a servant caring for the Virgin Mary in her childhood. This volume, edited by Elizabeth Spearing, who also prepared some of the translations, features a rich introduction to the lives and religious experiences of its subjects, as well as full explanatory notes
The representation of women and gender in the Amadis cycle by Elizabeth Spearing ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval writings on female spirituality ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wide-ranging collection of writings by and about religious women presents some of the most original and compelling literature of the Middle Ages: biographies, poetic compositions, works that are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative. All of the writings here reflect the developments in medieval piety, particularly in the link between female spirituality and the body.-Back cover
Revelations of divine love (short text and long text) by Julian ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Just because I am a woman, must I therefore believe that I must not tell you about the goodness of God, when I saw at the same time both his goodness, and his wish that it should be known?' Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite in the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless used the English vernacular of the day to describe an extraordinary series of 'showings' which she received from God. In the famous parable of the Lord and the Servant, she reveals her penetrating insight into the mystery of salvation; and she moves towards the controversial belief that God's love will not allow any of humankind to be lost. -www.booksinprint.com
 
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English (34)
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