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The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I
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The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I: Liber Caelestis, Books I-III

Denis Searby and Bridget Morris

Abstract

St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing with subjects ranging from meditations on the human condition, domestic affairs in Sweden, and ecclesiastical matters in Rome, to revelations in praise of the Incarnation and devotion to the Virgin. Her Revelations, collected and ordered by her confessors, circulated widely throughout Europe and long after her death. Many eminent individuals, including Cardinal Juan Torquemada, Jean Gerson, and Mar ... More

Keywords: visionary, revelations, Sweden, Incarnation, Virgin, patron saint

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195166442.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denis Searby, translator
Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala

Bridget Morris, author
University of Hull

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