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A Mathematical Analysis of Maria Valtorta’s Mystical Writings

Version 1 : Received: 5 November 2018 / Approved: 7 November 2018 / Online: 7 November 2018 (09:06:01 CET)

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Matricciani, E.; De Caro, L. A Mathematical Analysis of Maria Valtorta’s Mystical Writings. Religions 2018, 9, 373. Matricciani, E.; De Caro, L. A Mathematical Analysis of Maria Valtorta’s Mystical Writings. Religions 2018, 9, 373.

Journal reference: Religions 2018, 9, 373
DOI: 10.3390/rel9110373

Abstract

We have studied the very large amount of literary works written by the Italian mystic Maria Valtorta to assess similarities and differences in her writings because she claims that most of them are due to mystical visions. We have used mathematical and statistical tools developed for specifically studying deep linguistic aspects of texts. The general trend indicates that the literary works explicitly attributable to Maria Valtorta differ significantly from her other literary works, that she claims are attributable to the alleged characters Jesus and Mary. Mathematically, they seem to have been written by different authors. The comparison with the Italian literature is very striking. A single author, namely Maria Valtorta, seems to be able to write texts so diverse to cover the entire mathematical range (suitable defined) of the Italian literature of seven centuries.

Subject Areas

Confidence tests, dictations, Jesus Christ, Maria Valtorta, mystics, punctuation marks, readability index, sentences, semantic index, syntactic index, text characters, Virgin Mary, visions, words, word interval.

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