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Book II

Bridget Morris

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195166446
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195166442.003.0003
 Book II

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This chapter presents a modern English translation of Book II of the Revelationes of St. Birgitta of Sweden. The Book reflects Birgitta's interest in Swedish public affairs during the 1340s, and in particular the role and function of knights and those who perform the public ministry of Christian service, especially those who preach the Christian faith. The Book has a greater internal consistency in subject matter than Book I, and there are several sequences of visions in which a sustained train of thought on a single topic is suggested and individual members of the knightly class are addressed, although their identities are always carefully suppressed.

Keywords: Revelationes; revelation text; English translation; public affairs; Christian faith

Chapter.  48208 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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