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The Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Marguerite Porete
ISBN : 0809134276
Genre : Religion
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We know very little about Marguerite Porete, only that she was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 1310. She might have been a solitary itinerant beguine who expounded her teachings to interested listeners.
Category: Religion

The Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Margaret Porette
ISBN : 9780268161514
Genre : History
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This translation from the French original includes an introductory interpretive essay by Edmund Colledge, O.S.A., Judith Grant, and J. C. Marler, and a foreword by Kent Emery, Jr. The translators of this Modern English version rely primarily on the original French manuscript, yet also take medieval translations into account. As a result, this edition offers a reading of The Mirror of Simple Souls that solves a number of difficulties found in the French. The valuable introduction by the translators narrates the archival history of the book, for which Margaret Porette was burned alive in Paris in 1310.
Category: History

The Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Marguerite Porete
ISBN : 1684224063
Genre : Religion
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2019 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. The Mirror of Simple Souls is an early 14th-century work of Christian mysticism by Marguerite Porete dealing with the workings of Divine Love. Written originally in Old French at a time when Latin was the prescribed language for religious literature, it explores in poetry and prose the seven stages of 'annihilation' the Soul goes through on its path to Oneness with God through Love. Porete's vision of the Soul is of ecstatic union with God, moving in a state of perpetual joy and peace. Porete argues that the Soul in such a sublime state is above the demands of ordinary virtue, not because virtue is not needed but because in its state of union with God virtue becomes automatic. As God can do no evil and cannot sin, the exalted/Annihilated soul, in perfect union with Him, no longer is capable of evil or sin.
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The Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Marguerite Porete
ISBN : OCLC:152449604
Genre : English literature
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A Companion To Marguerite Porete And The Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Robert Stauffer
ISBN : 9789004338562
Genre : History
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There existed no English-language scholarly introduction to Marguerite Porete or The Mirror of Simple Souls until now. Current interest in both and the implications her book has on medieval scholarship make a collection such as this companion ideal.
Category: History

A Mirror For Simple Souls

Author : Charles Crawford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039324418
Genre : Contemplation
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Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Marilyn Doiron
ISBN : OCLC:12536287
Genre : Brethren of the Free Spirit
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Category: Brethren of the Free Spirit

Allegories Of Love In Marguerite Porete S Mirror Of Simple Souls

Author : Suzanne Kocher
ISBN : UOM:39015079310861
Genre : History
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Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls, dating probably to the 1290s, is the oldest known mystical work written in French, and the only surviving medieval text by a woman writer executed as a heretic. This volume analyses its use of interconnected allegories that describe the soul's approach toward God in terms of human social relationships. These include romantic love between lovers in same-sex and mixed-sex pairs, relations among people of differing social rank such as servants and nobles, and rich and poor engaged in economic transactions such as taxation and gift-giving. Gender, rank, and exchange serve as remarkably versatile allegories for spiritual states. Porete uses comparison as an organizing principle that underlies her supple and creative use of allegory, personification, parables, metaphors, similes, proverbs, and glosses. The theologian invites her audience to cross boundaries among literal and figurative registers of meaning, in ways that are emblematic of the soul's ultimate leap toward the divine. Porete's social allegories, the author contends, can provide us with valuable evidence of a medieval thinker's conceptions of God, gender, language, and human capacity for change.
Category: History

Seeing Marguerite In The Mirror

Author : Wendy Rachele Terry
ISBN : 9042923229
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Using Marguerite Porete's (d.1310) Mirror of simple souls as the case study, Terry outlines a new application of linguistic tools to the analysis of spiritual texts, showing how the tools can elucidate discourse aim, self-presentation, and concepts of God. Terry's book explains the tools, outlines a four-step process for applying them, contextualizes Marguerite's Mirror in light of potential sources, Medieval images of women and documentation concerning her trial, and then applies the tools to Marguerite's Mirror. The image of Marguerite that emerges is in sharp contrast to that preserved by her contemporaries who used highly gendered labels: Marguerite's self-presentation is not highly gendered. Gendered elements in Mirror are explainable in light of Marguerite's potential theological and literary sources. Consequently, Terry determines that modern focus on gender images for Marguerite relies less on her own voice and more on historical labels given to her, missing the core of her self-understanding."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Mirror Of Simple Annihilated Souls

Author : Kate Camp
ISBN : 9780864737540
Genre : Poetry
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Taking a dark turn, this important New Zealand poet explores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stake in 1310 for writing a thesis called Simple Annihilated Souls. Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as "The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass."
Category: Poetry

Essentials Of Mysticism

Author : Evelyn Underhill
ISBN : 9781602064003
Genre : Religion
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"British writer of prose and poetry EVELYN UNDERHILL (1875 1941) was a fellow of King s College for Women and King s College, and was the first woman to lecture to the clergy in the Church of England. Through her radio appearances and her stint as editor of the political magazine The Spectator, she was a familiar voice in British public life between the wars. She authored more than 30 books (some under the pseudonym John Cordelier), including Concerning the Inner Life and Radiance: A Spiritual Memoir. This collection of her essays includes: The Essentials of Mysticism The Mystic and the Corporate Life Mysticism and the Doctrine of Atonement The Mystic as Creative Artist The Education of the Spirit The Place of Will, Intellect And Feeling in Prayer The Mysticism of Plotinus and more. Every reader interested in a practical, lucid take on the mystical will want a copy on the bookshelf. "
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Jan Van Ruusbroec

Author : Instituut voor middeleeuwse studies (Louvain, Belgique). International colloquium
ISBN : 9061861411
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eleven essays about one of the great masters of the Christian mystical tradition (d. 1381).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Medieval Texts In Context

Author : Graham D. Caie
ISBN : 9781134238460
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays by leading experts in manuscript studies sheds new light on ways to approach medieval texts in their manuscript context. Each contribution provides groundbreaking insight into the field of medieval textual culture, demonstrating the various interconnections between medieval material and literary traditions. The contributors’ work aids reconstruction of the period’s writing practices, as contextual factors surrounding the texts provide clues to the ‘manuscript experience’. Topics such as scribal practice and textual providence, glosses, rubrics, page lay-out, and even page ruling, are addressed in a manner illustrative and suggestive of textual practice of the time, while the volume further considers the interface between the manuscript and early textual communities. Looking at medieval inventories of books no longer extant, and addressing questions such as ownership, reading practices and textual production, Medieval Texts in Context addresses the fundamental interpretative issue of how scribe-editors worked with an eye to their intended audience. An understanding of the world inhabited by the scribal community is made use of to illuminate the rationale behind the manufacture of devotional texts. The combination of approaches to the medieval vernacular manuscript presented in this volume is unique, marking a major, innovative contribution to manuscript studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Secret Within

Author : Wolfgang Riehle
ISBN : 9780801470936
Genre : History
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Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders, from Cuthbert Godric of Fichale and Christina of Markyate to Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. In The Secret Within, Wolfgang Riehle offers the first comprehensive history of English medieval mysticism in decades, one that will appeal to anyone fascinated by mysticism as a phenomenon of religious life. In considering the origins and evolution of the English mystical tradition, Riehle begins in the twelfth century with the revival of eremitical mysticism and the early growth of the Cistercian Order in the British Isles. He then focuses in depth on the great mystics of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: Richard Rolle (the first great English mystic), the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton, Margery Kempe, and Julian of Norwich. Riehle carefully grounds his narrative in the broader spiritual landscape of the Middle Ages, pointing out both prior influences dating back to Late Antiquity and corresponding developments in mysticism and theology on the Continent. He discusses the problem of possible differences between male and female spirituality and the movement of popularizing mysticism in the late Middle Ages. Filled with fresh insights, The Secret Within will be welcomed especially by teachers and students of medieval literature as well as by those engaged in historical, theological, philosophical, cultural, even anthropological and comparative studies of mysticism.
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