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The Resource The secret within : hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England, Wolfgang Riehle ; translated by Charity Scott-Stokes

The secret within : hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England, Wolfgang Riehle ; translated by Charity Scott-Stokes

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The secret within : hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England
Title
The secret within
Title remainder
hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Riehle ; translated by Charity Scott-Stokes
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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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1937-
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Riehle, Wolfgang
Index
index present
Language note
In English; translated from German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1937-
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  • Scott-Stokes, Charity
  • Riehle, Wolfgang
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  • Mysticism
  • English literature
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • English literature
  • Mysticism
  • England
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The secret within : hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England, Wolfgang Riehle ; translated by Charity Scott-Stokes
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of eremitical mysticism in the British Isles -- Early Cistercian theology in England -- Ancrene wisse : a magnificent exemplar of early English mysticism -- "Female" versus "male" spirituality : a talking of the love of God and the meditations of the Monk of Farne -- Richard Rolle of Hampole : England's first great mystic -- Marguerite Porete's Mirror of simple souls and its reception in England -- The cloud of unknowing and related tracts -- Walter Hilton : England's mystic theologian -- The singular vision of Julian of Norwich -- Margery Kempe : the shocking "fool in Christ" -- Some aspects of popularizing mysticism in late medieval England
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ocn870273083
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780801470936
Lccn
2013027551
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40023414827
  • 10.7591/9780801470936
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22573/ctt592qtw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870273083
Label
The secret within : hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders in medieval England, Wolfgang Riehle ; translated by Charity Scott-Stokes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of eremitical mysticism in the British Isles -- Early Cistercian theology in England -- Ancrene wisse : a magnificent exemplar of early English mysticism -- "Female" versus "male" spirituality : a talking of the love of God and the meditations of the Monk of Farne -- Richard Rolle of Hampole : England's first great mystic -- Marguerite Porete's Mirror of simple souls and its reception in England -- The cloud of unknowing and related tracts -- Walter Hilton : England's mystic theologian -- The singular vision of Julian of Norwich -- Margery Kempe : the shocking "fool in Christ" -- Some aspects of popularizing mysticism in late medieval England
Control code
ocn870273083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470936
Lccn
2013027551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40023414827
  • 10.7591/9780801470936
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592qtw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870273083

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