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Daemon
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Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich was an English mystic who began reporting visions of Jesus during a serious illness. After recovering in 1373, she wrote accounts of her experience. Her Revelations of Divine Love is remarkable for its clarity, beauty, and profundity and is believed to be the first book written in English by a woman. Though Julian lived in a time of plagues and peasant revolts, her theology was optimistic and focused on God's compassionate love. What was her most controversial belief? More...
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I heard of the first book written by a woman but i didnt knew that it was julian of norwich and reading her theology which was optimistic and focused on compassionate love of GOD. I'M GLAD TO DECLARE THAT THEFREEDICTIONARY.COM IS HELPFUL TO US THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO COME.
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Julian's belief in God as mother was controversial. Some scholars think this is a metaphor, rather than a literal belief or dogma. In her fourteenth revelation, Julian writes of the Trinity in domestic terms, comparing Jesus to a mother who is wise, loving and merciful. Julian's revelation revealed that God is our mother as much as He is our father. F. Beer asserted that Julian believed that the maternal aspect of Christ was literal and not metaphoric: Christ is not like a mother, He is literally the mother.[25] Julian believed that the mother's role was the truest of all jobs on earth. She emphasized this by explaining how the bond between mother and child is the only earthly relationship that comes close to the relationship one can have with Jesus.[26] She also connected God with motherhood in terms of "the foundation of our nature's creation, "the taking of our nature, where the motherhood of grace begins" and "the motherhood at work". She wrote metaphorically of Jesus in connection with conception, nursing, labor and upbringing, but saw him as our brother as well.
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If this was to take place today, "When she was 30 and living at home, Julian suffered from a severe illness. Whilst apparently on her deathbed, she had a series of intense visions of Jesus Christ, which ended by the time she recovered from her illness on 13 May ", I'm sure she wouldn't be celebrated for her visions.
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Julian preached that sin should be seen as a part of the learning process of life, not a malice that needed forgiveness.

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According to Curmudgeoine who believes that if Julian lived today and professes visions of Christ whilst in the throes of illness, she would not be celebrated. I submit she would indeed be venerated in any number of Christian evangelical megachurches across this United States where reason and common sense is required to be left at the door.
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