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Felicity Dunworth

This fine and lovely word Mother is so sweet and so much its own that it cannot properly be used of any but Him, and of her who is his own true Mother – and ours. In essence, motherhood means love and kindness, wisdom, knowledge, goodness. 1 Julian of Norwich Motherhood and meaning Julian of Norwich, whose

in Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage
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Felicity Dunworth

. Chapter 1 considers the representation of figures such as Noah’s wife, Eve and the Virgin in relation to the typology that is established through their paradigm stories. Religious and literary texts such as the writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe and the poems Piers Plowman and The Romance of the Rose demonstrate the complexity and reflexivity of motherhood in a range of genres that in turn influence dramas such as the later

in Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage
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Final vistas of Spenser and Shakespeare
Robert Lanier Reid

, Mechthild in Germany, Marguerite Porete in France, Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich in England. We note this latter group’s focus on (1) knowing God as love, (2) experiential suffering through imitating Christ, (3) imagining God as a divine sea with one’s visions conceived as ‘flowings’; and (4) the self annihilation of being ‘poured out’. In Spenser’s epic such uncontrolled

in Renaissance psychologies