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  • Record Number: 2912
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Windeatt , Barry.
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  • Title: I Use but Comownycacyon and Good Wordys: Teaching and "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues that scholars have tended to discount Kempe's inner life. Windeatt draws attention to her as a contemplative, praising the prayers throughout her book. Furthermore her conversations with Jesus Christ, Mary, and other holy figures offer important teachings for Margery and her readers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Approaching Medieval English Anchoritic and Mystical Texts. Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching and Research Series, Volume 2.  Edited by Dee Dyas, Valerie Edden, and Roger Ellis.  D. S. Brewer, 2005.  Pages 115 - 128.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Kempe, Margery, Mystic Literature- Study and Teaching Mystics Scribes and Scriptoria Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Indeed, as a number of the authors point out, many of these "mystical texts" texts are essentially didactic, intended more as teaching devices than as accounts of "mystical experiences." Barry Windeatt, for example, directly confronts these issues in the
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  • Author's Affiliation: Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843840499
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