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Meeting God: An Interpretation of 'Wound' in the Mystical Writings of Julian of Norwichand John of the Cross.

Wait, Patriaic C. (2013) Meeting God: An Interpretation of 'Wound' in the Mystical Writings of Julian of Norwichand John of the Cross. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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The dissertation explores what the mystical texts of Julian of Norwich and John of the Cross reveal about meeting God in this life in God-given contemplation. It examines the theme of 'wound' because wounds are wounds of love in which we meet God. We are drawn into God in our love-longing in a life of prayer. The dissertation is based on the monastic definition of theology in which spirituality and theology are one. It uses a lectio divina approach because this is how Julian and John themselves wrote their texts in mystical theology. There are implications for our understanding of contemplation, Christology, the oneness of spirituality and theology, and a theology of suffering.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, meeting God, contemplation, wound, suffering, Lectio divina, transforming union, Oneing, prayer, spirituality and theology, Westminster manuscript
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Sentir: Graduate School for Spiritual Formation
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 23:58
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 01:51
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3010

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