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The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume II: Liber Caelestis, Books IV–V

Bridget Morris

Abstract

This is the second volume of the translation of the Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden. It contains Book IV and Book V, the so-called Liber Quaestionum (The Book of Questions). Book IV includes some of the saint's most influential visions, especially those on the subject of the papacy, purgatory, and the Hundred Years' War. Book V takes the form of a learned dialogue between Christ and a monk standing on a ladder fixed between heaven and earth. The argument centers on the way in which God's providence is constantly misunderstood and rejected by self-centered humans; and it ranges over a num ... More

Keywords: Liber Quaestionum, Book of Questions, papacy, Revelations, St. Birgitta of Sweden, Sweden, visions, Hundred Years' War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget Morris, editor
University of Hull

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Introduction

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Book IV: Here Begins the Divinely Revealed Fourth Book of the Heavenly Revelations of God to Blessed Birgitta

Chapter 2 About a Fantastic Beast and a Fish

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 5 St. Peter Bemoans the State of Rome

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 13 On Tears and Almsgiving

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 28 On Three Types of Bread

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 30 On the Need for Fine Apparel

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 34 About the Imminent Torture of a Man

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 36 About Degenerate Monks and Knights

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 39 On a Lamb in a Lion's Mouth

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 40 On the Meaning of a Christian Death

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 43 Bad Pastors Are Like a Gnawing Worm

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 44 The Body Is Like a Ship

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 56 A Father Sometimes Has to Beat His Son

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 57 Rome Is Like a Field of Tares

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 59 On the Priest's Three Duties

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 62 About a Sinful Priest Who Buries a Man

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 68 The Devil Is Like a Fox

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 70 A Vision of the Crucifixion

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 71 A Discussion about Marriage

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 72 About Mary and Martha

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 73 About a Knight Who Is Presumed Dead

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 74  On the Knight's Armor

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 75 On the Likeness of a Bride and Groom

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 76 On People's Fickle Nature

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 77 Birgitta Is Given Reassurance

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 78 A Letter Addressed to a Prelate

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 79 A Letter to a Priest in Rome

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 80 Continuation of the Above Letter

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 82 On the Qualities of the Bride

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 83 Christ's Love for Birgitta

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 84 On Why Woman Should Be Subject to Man

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 85 On Two Pages of a Book

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 87 Further on the Qualities of the Bride

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 88 About People in Three Boats

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 90 Christ's Friends Are Like His Arm

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 91 Birgitta Must Be Humble in Four Ways

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 95 On Christ's Enemies in Battle

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 98 About Four Arrows

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 99  Christ Is Like a Worm

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 100 Birgitta Should Be Like a Musical Pipe

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 101 On Christ's Heart

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 102 On the Soul of a Monk in Judgment

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 103  St. Denis Prays for France

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 109 Nuts Are Like Good Works

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 110 On the Good and the Bad Spirit

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 112 The Proud Are Like a Butterfly

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 120 On Two Kinds of Delight

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 121 The Monk's True Cowl Is Obedience

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 122 About a Man Who Scorns Birgitta

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 124 The Seven Stones in Birgitta's Crown

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 128 Spiritual Guidance for a Hermit

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 132 On the Sinfulness of Priests

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 133 How Priests Have Turned Away from God

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 142 On Eleven Misdeeds of Pope Gregory XI

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Chapter 144 On the Soul of a Deceased Pope

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Introduction

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Book V

Prologue

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Interrogation 5 Questions on Danger and Pain

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Revelation 3 A Revelation about Two Doctors

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Interrogation 10 Questions on the Incarnation

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Revelation 6 A Revelation about Jacob and Rachel

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Interrogation 12 Questions on the Birth of Christ

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Revelation 9 A Revelation about a Poor Home

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris

Revelation 11 A Revelation about a Wholesome Drink

Denis Searby, and Bridget Morris