Julian of Norwich's Concept of the Human Soul

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dc.contributor.advisor Charlotte Gross, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Carmine Prioli, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor John Wall, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Mills, Luke William en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:01:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:01:34Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07-26 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03262007-213657 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1167
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an examination and discussion of Julian of Norwich's concept of a two-tiered human soul. Julian believes that the soul of the Christian has a higher, substantial part joined to the divine substance and a lower, sensual part joined to the human body but separate from God until joined to the substantial part by the redeeming work of Christ. Although Julian is writing within a mystical tradition heavily influenced by St. Augustine, her concept of the soul is a striking departure from the Augustinian concept of the soul as an undivided substance at a great ontological distance from God. I argue that Julian's concept is the result of her contemplation of sin, which inspires her to find a solution to the problem of God's judgment of the sinful soul. Her solution to this problem is a concept of the soul with a "godly will" unblemished by sin and therefore perfectly loved by God. en_US
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dc.subject julian of norwich en_US
dc.subject soul en_US
dc.title Julian of Norwich's Concept of the Human Soul en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US

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