Margery Kempe's Meditations: The Context of Medieval Devotional Literature, Liturgy and Iconography


Since its rediscovery in 1934, "The Book of Margery Kempe" has generally been judged as over-emotional and naive.Naoe Kukita Yoshikawa argues instead that "The Book of Margery Kempe"is acreative experience of memory as spiritual progress.Yoshikawa explores Margery's meditational experience in the context of the visual and verbal iconography andprovides a comprehensive analysis of Margery's meditative experience as it is structured in the book, paying particular attention todevelop a coherent theology of thefive major ...

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