Things to Look For in Julian: Ch. 1-40


1. Describe Julian's experiences. What sense does she make of them? What sense does the distinction between "bodily vision" and "spiritual vision" make?

2. What is the significance of the image of the hazelnut?

3. How do the lower and the higher relate to each other?

4. What does Julian have to say about sin? How could sin be "necessary" (Ch. 27) How could she say that "I shall do nothing at all but sin; and my sin will not impede the operation of his goodness."? (ch. 36) Or worse: "God brought to mind that I should sin." (ch. 37) Or: "And God showed that sin will be no shame, but honour to man..." (ch. 38)

5. What is the relationship between evil, God, and the world?

6. What is the significance of the pain/passion/death of Christ?

7. She is known for her sentence: "All will be well, and all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well." What is she saying with this?


Sections to focus on: 5, 6, 16-17, 27-28, 32, 36-37, 38-39, 40