New PDF release: The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious

By Annette Volfing

The Daughter Zion allegory represents a selected narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the tune of Songs, the center component of that is the search of Daughter Zion for a helpful item of affection. interpreting medieval German spiritual writing (verse and prose) and Dutch prose works, Annette Volfing exhibits that this storyline presents an exceptional springboard for investigating key facets of medieval spiritual and literary tradition. specifically, she argues, the allegory lends itself to an exploration of the medieval experience of self; of the scope of human supplier in the mystical come across; of the gendering of the non secular topic; of conceptions of area and enclosure; and of fantasies of violence and aggression. Volfing means that Daughter Zion diversifications more and more tended to empower the spiritual topic to hunt a extra rapid dating with the divine and to include a much broader diversity of feelings: the mediating personifications are progressively eradicated in favour of a version of non secular adventure during which the human topic engages at once with Christ. total, the advance of the allegory from the 12th to the 15th centuries marks the striving in the direction of a better feel of equality and affective reciprocity with the divine, in the context of an erotic union.

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