Julian of Norwich, for Chichester clergy, BN3 4ED, Thursday, 14. January 2021
About this Event
For Chichester Clergy
Led by Revd Dr Earl Collins
The English mystical writer (1343-c.1416) Julian of Norwich recorded her spiritual experience in Revelations of Divine Love, the first surviving book written in English by a woman. Although an anchorite, (a hermit), Julian’s interpretation of her vision of Christ crucified speaks powerfully to a wide variety of Christians nowadays, clergy and lay. Her rethinking of such doctrines as grace and sin and her vivid and imaginative way of presenting God as love are both spiritually stimulating and prophetically provocative.
This workshop will offer a general introduction to her work, before considering three topics in more detail: her understanding of Christ, her thoughts on the Trinity, and what she meant by prayer. We will read sections of her work together and explore what she can say to us as contemporary Christians seeking to deepen our faith and pray in a more contemplative way.