For this project, the goal was to write an explanatory analysis of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed, reconstructing his case on divine revelation and intellectual perception. We were asked to then compare Maimonides’ themes to those represented in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love. I began by closely rereading the assigned section of the Guide’s introductory chapter and taking some notes on the main ideas Maimonides presents. Afterwards, I drafted the body of the essay, summarizing these themes and supporting the summary with specific textual evidence. I then reread Julian’s Revelations, brainstormed major similarities and differences between her and Maimonides’ ideas, and organized these comparisons into a paragraph following my explanation of Maimonides. After writing an introduction and conclusion, I created a bibliography, participated in a peer review, redrafted, visited the Write Place, revised certain sections based on the feedback I received, and finalized the paper.
"Maimonides and Julian: A Guide to Love,"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 9:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol9/iss1/7