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Margery Kempe

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Chaos, Christ and Margery Kempe | August 22nd | Learning From the Past

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Ryan Bestelmeyer | Chaos, Christ and Margery Kempe | Learning From the PastAugust 22, 2021


22 Aug 2021

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Margery Kempe - eine reisende Mystikerin im Mittelalter


Die Autobiografie einer Engländerin aus dem späten MittelalterMargery Kempe bereiste im späten Mittelalter alle großen Pilgerstätten und diktierte ihre Erinnerungen dazu. Ob sie tatsächlich zu den mittelalterlichen Mystikerinnen zählt oder eher eine Abenteurerin mit einer sehr ausdrucksstarken Persönlichkeit, bleibt dahingestellt. Tatsache ist, dass ihre Lebensgeschichte hörenswert ist.


19 Jun 2021

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My Favourite Mystic 9: Einat Klafter on Margery Kempe

My Favourite Mystic

AJ Langley speaks to Einat Klafter about the one and only Margery Kempe (c. 1373- after 1436). We discuss her pilgrimages, her co-authorship of her text, her sacralising of the mundane, and how she was just... a lot. (CW: depression and self-harm are discussed) Einat Klafter is a co-director of the Exceptional Selves Humanities Lab at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies at Tel Aviv University, and co-founder of the Mysticism & Lived Experience Network (@mle_network). Her research interests include the mystic Margery Kempe, late-medieval devotion, sacred spaces, embodiment, lived experiences, sexuality and gender studies, and popular culture (both past and present). She is currently working on a project that examines how lived experience of late-medieval mystics impacts the conceptualization and articulation of mystical union with God. Follow us on Twitter: Michael Hahn: @medievalk My Favourite Mystic: @myfavmystic AJ Langley: @medievalmystics


27 May 2021

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THE MYSTIC Margery Kempe


When most medieval Englishwomen wouldn’t travel more than five miles from home in their lifetime, Margery Kempe left behind her abusive husband and fourteen children to walk from France to Jerusalem and back – in the 1400s! Discover the amazing story of the mysterious “Weeping Mystic” who traveled the world, broke all the rules, and – luckily for us – recorded it all for history! Returning guest Mary Sharratt, author of the new historical novel Revelations, guides us through the astonishing life of this unexpected, under-appreciated visionary. Author Mary Sharratt is on a mission to write women back into history. Originally from Minnesota, Mary now lives in Portugal, near the beautiful medieval town of Obidos on the Silver Coast. Her latest novel Revelations, which will be published in April 2021, is drawn from the colorful life of Margery Kempe, 15th century mystic, intrepid world traveler, and author of the first autobiography in the English language. Her books span women’s history from the medieval visionary Hildegard of Bingen to Elizabethan poet Emilia Lanier to the Pendle Witches. Mary’s articles and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, and Historical Novels Review. Music featured in this episode included Your purchase helps support the podcast! The post THE MYSTIC Margery Kempe appeared first on What'shername.


19 Apr 2021

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S2 Episode 28: St. Margery Kempe

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified

Season 1 was devoted to early mothers of the church, and in season 2 of Two Feminist Annotate the beatified, Jordan and Luci are exploring the women central to the expansion of Christianity in the west. Join them to hear discussions of history, weird facts, and even some advice for today's Christian feminists who are trying to pick up where these awesome church mothers left off. If you're enjoying expanding your ideas about Jesus, feminism, progressive Christianity, bad ass Bible ladies, the Episcopal Church, or anything else we've been talking about, get in contact! Blog: twofeministblog.com Email: twofeminists@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/2FAB Twitter: @twofeminists Instagram: @twofeministsannotate Facebook: @TwoFeministsAnnotatetheBible Theme: Sunday Plans by Silent Partner 


21 Mar 2021

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Margery Kempe Married Jesus

That Time When

Every young girl dreams of her wedding to Jesus, and why wouldn't you? According to Margery Kempe he is super hot. This week on That Time When, Amelia tells us about the life of Margery Kempe: mystic, sex addict, failed businessperson, and all round weeper of the year contest winner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Mar 2021

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Jesus Our Lover: Margery Kempe, Gregory the Great, and Lyric Poetry

Old Books With Grace

This episode explores the ancient tradition of portraying Jesus as our intimate lover. There's some fascinating writers and art here: the fifteenth-century writer Margery Kempe, Pope Gregory the Great, medieval lyric poetry, and some... interesting... drawings of Jesus's side wound. What can we learn from this image today?


24 Feb 2021

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Margery Kempe

The Medieval Podcast

This week, Danièle explores the life of Margery Kempe: a 15th-century mystic said to be the first female autobiographer in English, and one of medieval Europe’s most colourful - and memorable - figures. Check out the other podcasts hosted by Medievalists.net Byzantium & Friends - https://www.medievalists.net/tag/byzantium-friends/ Scotichronicast - https://www.medievalists.net/tag/scotichronicast/


20 Aug 2020

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Mysticism or Madness? Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich

Sistory Untold

Picture this: it’s the mid 1300s, the Black Death just killed 1/3 of country, every time you turn around there’s a new pope, and you’re bedridden. This is the position in which Margery and Julian found themselves immediately before their divine encounters. But, as fascinating as their encounters with Christ were, what is perhaps even more interesting is their encounter with one another. As mystics, both women faced doubt and judgement from the world around them, but found encouragement and solidarity in each other. P.S. Correction: Marie du France lived in England. Someone needs to rename her Marie du England.

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18 Aug 2020

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Margery Kempe with Dr. Diane Watt

Knight School

Professor Diane Watt joins us to discuss Kempe's life, scholarly approaches to her "Booke," medieval female networks, and more. Follow us on Twitter @knightschool_


1 Jul 2020