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  • Record Number: 7496
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Armstrong , Elizabeth Psakis.
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  • Title: “Understanding by Feeling” in Margery Kempe’s Book [When Kempe’s writing is compared to the various devotional writers she mentions in her book (Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, Walter Hilton, Saints Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena), it is clear that she borrows from both devotional and hagiographical traditions. She combines these traditions with other discourses in order to triumph over clerical authority and to enact her own new spirituality based on feeling. The author suggests that her religious practices are close to those of Protestants in later periods (including Pentecostal women). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays.  Edited by Sandra J. McEntire.  Garland Publishing, 1992.  Pages 17 - 35.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Clergy in Literature Devotional Literature Devotional Practices Emotions Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Lay Piety Literature- Prose Mystics Spirituality Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815303785
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