Saint and Singer: Edward Taylor's Typology and the Poetics of Meditation

Saint and Singer: Edward Taylor's Typology and the Poetics of Meditation

by Karen E. Rowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521308658

ISBN-13: 9780521308656

Pub. Date: 01/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book focuses on the works of America's premier colonial poet, Edward Taylor (1642–1729). This study analyses typology in Taylor's Christographia and Treatise Concerning the Lord's Supper and examining Taylor's adaptations of figural analogies to suit his personal spiritual needs, Professor Rowe advances a theory which unites Taylor's exegetical

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This book focuses on the works of America's premier colonial poet, Edward Taylor (1642–1729). This study analyses typology in Taylor's Christographia and Treatise Concerning the Lord's Supper and examining Taylor's adaptations of figural analogies to suit his personal spiritual needs, Professor Rowe advances a theory which unites Taylor's exegetical discipline as a preacher with his creativity as a poet. This is the first work to draw on the collection of unpublished sermons, discovered in 1977, Upon the Types of the Old Testament. Professor Rowe links Taylor's sermons with corresponding poetic meditations, thus providing insights into typological theories, groupings and analogies. In her conclusion, the author sees Taylor as neither metaphysical or baroque, nor a historian in the typological school, but rather as the quintessential Puritan preacher and poet, a contemplative lyricist and devotional typologist in the tradition of Herbert, Milton and Bunyan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521308656
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #18
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; A note on the text; 1. The heritage of Puritan typology; 2. Prophets and poets: typology as illumination; 3. Of prophets, priests and kings: personalising the types; 4. Edward Taylor's Puritan 'worship-mould'; 5. New England's saints delivered; 6. Sacramental types: seals to the Covenant; 7. Preparing for the wedding feast; 8. The artistry of types; Appendices; Notes; Index.

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