Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich

By Veronica Mary Rolf
Publisher: Orbis Books
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Julian of Norwich, a medieval English mystic who spent the latter part of her life as an enclosed anchoress, is largely known through her extraordinary Revelations, one of the most popular and influential works of Christian mysticism. It was also the first book ever written by a woman in the English language. But until now, the woman herself was an elusive figure. In this fascinating work, Veronica Mary Rolf has offered a convincing reconstruction of Julian’s life, along with a comprehensive commentary on her Revelations—rendered here in a new translation from the Middle English.

“Drawing on a wide-ranging programme of historical and literary research,  Rolf provides a vivid and readable account of the times in which Julian lived, one that not infrequently calls to mind the immersive techniques of museum exhibits.” Times Literary Supplement 9th Jan 2015


Veronica Mary Rolf is an independent scholar of medieval studies and comparative literature, educated at Columbia University. She has spent her life in the professional theatre, as a playwright, performer, and artistic director. For over two decades, she trained and directed professional actors as a Master Teacher of Dramatic Arts in New York, London, and Berkeley. Currently, she presents a popular lecture series, Mornings with Julian of Norwich, and writes frequently on her website: www.JuliansVoice.com