The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, Volume 4: The Heavenly Emperor’s Book to Kings, The Rule, and Minor Works
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
This is the fourth and final volume of the modern English translation of St. Birgitta of Sweden’s Revelations into English. It contains the supplementary and liturgical materials relating to St. Birgitta’s monastic foundation that came to have houses throughout Europe. There are also some personal revelations and prayers that shed light on her spiritual growth and thinking in the early years of her calling. The volume begins with Book VIII, “The Heavenly Emperor’s Book to Kings” (Liber caelestis Imperatoris ad reges), a collection of revelations on political subjects. It is prefaced by Alfonso of Jaen’s defense of Birgitta’s writings, known as the “Hermit’s Letter to Kings” (Epistola solitarii ad reges). The liturgical material include the Birgittine “Rule of the Holy Savior” (Regula Salvatoris), the Matins readings for the nuns known as the “Angel’s Discourse” (Sermo angelicus), and four prayers (Quattuor orationes) composed by Birgitta. The last book contains the scattered revelations that make up the Revelationes extravagantes, a collection of 116 revelations that lie on the periphery of the main corpus and were omitted from the canonization edition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. , 401 p.
English translation, St. Birgitta of Sweden, Revelations, monastic foundation, Birgittine order, Birgittine rule
Regula Salvatoris, Sermo angelicus, Revelationes extravagantes, Liber caelestis Imperatoris ad reges, Epistola solitarii ad reges
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject Classical Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120216ISBN: 9780195166286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120216DiVA: diva2:850873
FunderThe Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA)