Julian of Norwich: The Showings: Uncovering the Face of the Feminine in Revelations of Divine Love

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5.91 X 8.9 X 0.71 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialogue. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.

Her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by Spirituality & Practice.

Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Mirabaistarr.com

Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 after 1416) was the first woman writer in English and has been called "the female Chaucer." Nothing is known of her background or even her real name, simply that she believed she was a messenger to all Christians because of her 'showings' from God. She has been hailed by Thomas Merton to be "without a doubt one of the most wonderful of all Christian voices," and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says that her writings "may well be the most important work of Christian reflection in the English language."


"As a major fan and promoter of Julian of Norwich, whom I call 'my favorite mystic, ' it is genuinely exciting to find such a faithful but freeing translation of Julian's long-lost Showings. Now they are no longer lost--for anyone!"--Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation
"Julian of Norwich's teachings are sorely needed to balance out the pessimism and patriarchal overload we find in today's culture and religion. Mirabai's translation is fresh and readable, helping to render Julian very alive and edgy still after all these years."--Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing
"In the Middle English original, Julian's expression was colloquial, vivid, and direct, shot through with lyricism and joy; Mirabai Starr has provided contemporary readers with a modern English rendering that is all of that. What a splendid gift!"--Carol Lee Flinders, author of Enduring Grace
"Julian of Norwich's Showings shines with luminous mystical wisdom--and Mirabai Starr's lovely and engaging translation of this medieval masterpiece makes it more accessible than ever."--Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and Answering the Contemplative Call