Getting to Know the Goddess: Laughing at the Devil with Julian of Norwich

A Program in BookWoman’s monthly “Getting to Know the Goddess” Series

Laughing at the Devil:  Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich

Laughing at the Devil by Amy Laura Hall is an invitation to see the world with a medieval visionary now known as Julian of Norwich, believed to be the first woman to have written a book in English. By “laughing at the Devil,” Julian courageously transformed a time of fear into hope, solidarity, and resistance. Her writings bear witness––at points defiant, at points mischievous––to an all-loving God.  How might the mystical visions of Julian of Norwich apply to our world?

Amy Laura Hall’s presentation will be followed by a book signing and a reception. Books are currently available for sale at BookWoman. This program will begin with a brief celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a December tradition at BookWoman.

Amy Laura Hall is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University Divinity School. She is the author of Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love; Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction; and Writing Home, With Love: Politics for Neighbors and Naysayers.

Event date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478000259
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Published: Duke University Press - August 22nd, 2018