Linguistic Strategies on the Edge of Heterodoxy: Liminal Encoding in Julian of Norwich and Marguerite Porete

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2019
Authors
Hassim, Leila
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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Abstract
This article explores commonalities between Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love and Marguerite Porete’s The Mirror of Simple Souls by examining how the language of the two texts is employed in their descriptions of apprehending divinity. The exploration investigates some of the verbal textures of the texts to see where and how Julian’s and Marguerite’s ideas complement each other with regard to apprehending divinity, how liminality seems to play a role in progress towards apprehending divinity, and how Revelations and The Mirror might be part of a wider dialogue that transcends time, space, culture and geography.
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Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION , mysticism , khora , Julian of Norwich , Marguerite Porete , liminality
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Leila Hassim, 'Linguistic Strategies on the Edge of Heterodoxy: Liminal Encoding in Julian of Norwich and Marguerite Porete', Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 29 (2019): 51-72