MARGERY KEMPE
An Example in the English Pastoral Tradition


an excerpt

Martin Thornton


Authorized Reissue


© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2016. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.

First British edition, 1960
by S.P.C.K., London

Cover image “Birth of Jesus” by Master MS licensed under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original





CONTENTS

Preface
1. The Ascetical Approach to Spiritual Writings
2. The Place of Margery Kempe in the English School
3. The Ascetical Framework
4. Margery and the School of St Victor (I)
5. Margery and the School of St Victor (II)
6. Margery and St Bridget of Sweden
7. The Pastoral Relationships
8. Margery’s Ascetical Theology
9. “Full Homely”
10. Conclusion

Classified skeleton Commentary

Appendices:
A. Classification of Margery’s Prayer Forms
B. Margery’s Colloquies with the Saints
C. Margery’s Confessors and Spiritual Directors

Forward to PREFACE.


© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2016. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.