The Theology of John Donne

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John Donne is here treated as an original religious thinker; the evidence for the distinguishing features of his theology is drawn primarily from his extant sermons studied in context, beginning with an exploration of what is for Donne the fundamental belief for regulating Christian faith and practice, the doctrine of the Trinity. Building on this theological groundwork, Johnson goes on to examine such topics as Donne's understanding of common prayer; the pre-eminence of sight and spectacle, in terms of religious...
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Overview

John Donne is here treated as an original religious thinker; the evidence for the distinguishing features of his theology is drawn primarily from his extant sermons studied in context, beginning with an exploration of what is for Donne the fundamental belief for regulating Christian faith and practice, the doctrine of the Trinity. Building on this theological groundwork, Johnson goes on to examine such topics as Donne's understanding of common prayer; the pre-eminence of sight and spectacle, in terms of religious self-fashioning and the iconoclastic controversy; the doctrine of repentance, in conjunction with Donne's own sense of clerical calling; and the doctrine of grace, including Donne's views regarding the controversy over the Lord's Supper.JEFFREY JOHNSON is Professor of English at Northern Illinois University.
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A very good book. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL This...reading of Donne's theology through a close examination of a range of his sermons...is indispensable reading for the scholar interested in understanding the nuances of theological belief in the period. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859916202
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/31/2001
  • Series: Studies in Renaissance Literature , #1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,418,963
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 So Steepy a Place 1
St. Dunstan-in-the-West 1
Faciamus hominem 3
Regula fidei 5
Reason and the Trinity 7
Vestigia Trinitatis 9
Donne and Calvin 12
April 1629 16
Whitsuntide 28
Unity v. Singularity 32
Ch. 2 To Batter Heaven 37
Lincoln's Inn Chapel 37
The Care and Piety of the Church 40
Prescribed by the Son 43
My Particular Necessities 45
Fasting and Prayer 50
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions 57
Ch. 3 Through his Own Red Glasse 61
Whitehall Palace 61
Vae Idololatris, Vae Iconoclastis 64
God's Wardrobe 67
Such Glasses and Such Images 74
Hanworth, 1622 77
Visionem Dei, Unionem 85
Ch. 4 Voice of the Turtle 89
St. Paul's Cross 89
Aversio & Conversio 92
The Churching of Women 98
Baptismate Lachrymarum 105
Gold in the Washes 107
Vox Turturis 115
Ch. 5 O Taste & See 119
Donne at Heidelberg 119
Prevenient and Subsequent 123
The Root and Fruit 127
The Dew, and Breath in the Ayre 131
Gustate & Videte 139
Bibliography 149
Index to Donne's Sermons 155
General Index 157
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