The Composition of Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Love

  title={The Composition of Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Love},
  author={Nicholas Watson},
  pages={637 - 683}
Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Love is an exploratory account of supernatural events she experienced in May 1373, when she was thirty ears old. Lying ill in bed, apparently near death, she suddenly began to see, reflected in a crucifix being held before her face, a series of details from Christ's Passion: his blood, flowing down from under the crown of thorns (43.7-10); his body, buffeted by unseen agencies (49.14-19); the drying of his facial skin as he hung on the cross (53.26-54.11); and… 
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For the Festial's terminus ad quem of 1390, see Susan Powell
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  • 1905
s Vox clamantis
  • The Complete Works of John Gower
11. 495ff., a discussion of image worship from the mid-1380s; and Chronicon Angliae
  • Maunde Thompson, Rolls Series
Lollard Doctrine, with Special Reference to the Controversy over Image Worship and Pilgrimages
  • 1950
27-50; and other works cited below. Two recent general histories of the early years of the heresy can be found in Peter McNiven
  • Heresy and Politics in the Reign of Henry IV: The Burning of John Badby
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For the academic defenses of and attacks on images and their passage between university and secular milieus, see especially Aston, England's Iconoclasts