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PlowmanA Journey Into Love
Meditating with Piers Plowman

Mary Clemente Davlin, OP

Piers Plowman, a fourtheenth-century English poem, is recognized as a masterpiece of literature, but is almost unknown as a spiritual treasure and guide. A Journey Into Love is a book of passages from this poem with brief commentary and questions for private meditation or group discussion and with beautiful photographic illustrations from the the poet's England. Piers is a non-seist, experiential poem exploring through colorful metaphor the great relligious mysteries. Its sense of the relatioship of nature with God is an early sort of ecological spirituality. Its stress on social justice, ont eh importance of marriage, and on the ethics of love are peculiarly attractive to 21st Centruey persons.

Mary Clemente Davlin, OP, is a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister and an emerita professor of English at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She has written two other books on Piers Plowman: A Game of Heuene: Word Play and the Meaning of Piers Plowman B (Boydell and Brewer, 1989) and The Place of God in Piers Plowman and Medieval Art (Ashgate, 2001), and numerous journal articles. In addition to teaching, she gives workshops and retreats on the spirituality of the poem.

Release: 2008-03-29
Publisher: Marymount Institute Press
Format: Paperback 178 pages
ISBN 13: 9781599070315
List Price: $14.95
Edition: First

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