291. Alle Maner of Thyng Shall be Welle: English Mysticism

Posted on 17 December 2017

Julian of Norwich’s Shewings and the Cloud of Unknowing lay out challenging paths to knowledge of, and union with, God.

Further Reading

• D.N. Baker (ed.), The Showings of Julian of Norwich (New York: 2005).

• E. Colledge and J. Walsh, A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, 2 vols (Toronto: 1978).

• C. Wolters (trans.), The Cloud of Unknowing (London:1961).


• D.N. Baker, Julian of Norwich’s Showings: from Vision to Book (Princeton: 1994).

• J. Batchelor et al (eds), The History of British Women’s Writing Volume 1: 700 - 1500 (Basingstoke: 2012).

• J.P.H. Clark, The Cloud of Unknowing: an Introduction, 3 vols (Salzburg: 1995-6) [vol.2 provides an edition of the original text].

• L. Herbert McAvoy (ed.), A Companion to Julian of Norwich (Cambridge: 2008).

• D. Knowles, The English Mystical Tradition (London: 1961).

• S.J. McEntire, Julian of Norwich: A Book of Essays (New York: 1998).

• J.M. Nuth, Wisdom’s Daughter: the Theology of Julian of Norwich (New York: 1991).


Moha 19 December 2017

How many more episodes before you move to the next era, hopefully renaissance philosophy???

Medieval is almost done, it will finish with episode 300. Then I will actually cover Byzantine philosophy for about 15 episodes, and then indeed on to the Renaissance.

Moha 31 December 2017

In reply to by Peter Adamson

That's almost another year. Apparently, it will take ages before you get to Decartes. I just hope to live long enough to see it through to Slavoj Zezek. Then I can die in peace. Thousands thanks for this amazing and mindblowing podcast. Happy New Year.

Add new comment