Julian of Norwich, an anchoress of the fourteenth century, has captured the imagination of our time in a remarkable way. She shares with her readers the deepest and most intimate experiences of her life through her writings, which are sustained reflections on the visions which appeared to her during a severe illness. Yet of her life and her world we know virtually nothing, not even how she came to be an anchoress.
This detailed study of Julian attempts not only to penetrate her theological ideas but also bring to life her world and her life as an anchoress.
Grace M. Jantzen, an internationally renowned feminist philosopher of religion, as Professor of Religion, Culture and Gender at Manchester University from 1996 until her death in 2006. She wrote a number of books, including Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion.