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Living through lockdown: Julian of Norwich, TS Eliot and the life-shaped hole in our hearts

For those who don’t feel inclined to watch the film I made for A Bit Lit on life during lockdown, here’s a rough transcript. My name is Mathew Lyons, and I am a freelance writer and historian. In practice, that means I am lucky enough to mostly...
From: Mathew Lyons on 15 Apr 2020

The life-shaped hole in our hearts: thoughts on living under lockdown

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to contribute a brief film to the A Bit Lit YouTube channel, created by Andy Kesson and others as a forum for thoughts on literature, history and culture during lockdown. So here I am, talking about freedom and confinement,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 14 Apr 2020

Book Preview: Mysticism vs Rationality

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 4 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. One of the most substantial discussions of mysticism in seventeenth century England concerned its apparent incompatibility...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 9 Apr 2019

Journal Article: The multiple identities of Julian of Norwich in Restoration England

Julian of Norwich's current popularity is undeniable. As well as being the focus of a recent BBC documentary 'The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich', she is also the subject of a steady stream of literature that can often be found inhabiting...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 2 Apr 2017

Journal Article: The multiple identities of Julian of Norwich in Restoration England

Julian of Norwich’s current popularity is undeniable. As well as being the focus of a recent BBC documentary ‘The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich’, she is also the subject of a steady stream of literature that can often...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 2 Apr 2017

A Sickness Unto Death: Julian of Norwich’s Visionary Feeling

  Julian of Norwich, as depicted in the church of Ss Andrew and Mary, Langham, Norfolk. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Kenneth Chong, The University of Queensland Sometime around 1370 a woman in Norwich, bedridden for six days and nights,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 3 Nov 2016

Who wrote 'The Book of Margery Kempe'?

The Book of Margery Kempe is undoubtedly one of the most important surviving pieces of medieval English literature. It allows us insight into a multitude of different issues: gender roles, marital relations, female authority, Lollardy, pilgrimage, fasting,...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 5 Jun 2016

St. Julian of Norwich at the Ladder with the Sisters of Sophia

"I think that Julian of Norwich is with Newman the greatest English theologian." -- Thomas Merton Ellen Awe made a presentation on Julian of Norwich at the third meeting of the Sisters of Sophia and cited that quotation from Thomas Merton.  That...

Journal Article: The Myth of the 'Medieval English Mystics'

Before the 1970s the study of the history of religion in England was bound by a 'confessional straightjacket'. Until that point the history of Protestantism was almost exclusive written by Protestants and dominated by the 'whig' narrative of progress;...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 21 Jul 2015

More on the Norwich Beguinage

You might have noticed the reference to beguinages in England from the earlier post today--as in, there weren't many in England. There was one in Norwich, however:The Briton‘s Arms is a unique survival in England of a beguinage. This was the home of...

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