Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
In this thesis, I argue that in Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich uses the topic of enclosure (both in flesh and stone) as a means to delineate her arguments regarding the role of intermediaries and the way they can facilitate access to God while opening opportunities for dialogue within the broader public. Through a close-reading and historical contextualization of her writing on the topic of enclosure, I demonstrate that even some of Julian’s more controversial doctrinal claims can be reconciled if one understands the levels and role she assigned to intermediaries.
Danuser, Emily, "Enclosure in Flesh and Stone: Intermediaries and Access to God in Revelations of Divine Love" (2022). All Theses. 3768.