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

Denis Searby and 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

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Denis Searby, translator

Bridget Morris, author
Uppsala University

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Book IV

Book V