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Ecstatic Pain: manifestations of physical pain in the visions of Julian of Norwich and their implications for imitatio Christi
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
This thesis explores the manifestations of bodily pain in two visions received by the late medieval English mystical writer Julian of Norwich (c.1342-1416). During a serious illness in 1373, Julian received a total of sixteen holy visions that she subsequently wrote down in two versions; the so-called ‘Short text’ was written soon after Julian’s recovery, whereas the ‘Long text’ was composed after ...