Theory and Theology in George Herbert's Poetry: 'Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Theory and Theology in George Herbert's Poetry: 'Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

by Elizabeth Clarke, Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198263988

ISBN-13: 9780198263982

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In seventeenth-century England the poet George Herbert became known as 'Divine Herbert', his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship between the poetry of George Herbert and the concept of divine inspiration rooted in devotional texts of the time.  See more details below

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In seventeenth-century England the poet George Herbert became known as 'Divine Herbert', his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship between the poetry of George Herbert and the concept of divine inspiration rooted in devotional texts of the time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263982
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Theological Monographs Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Poetry and Divine Motion1
1Herbert and Savonarola: The Rhetoric of Radical Simplicity27
2An Introduction to the Devoute Life and The Temple: 'The Poetry of Meditation' or 'Private Ejaculations'?71
iThe Poetry of Meditation: St Francois de Sales and The Temple71
ii'Ejaculations': An Introduction to the Devoute Life and a Subtitle for The Temple100
3'Ejaculations' and the Poetry of the Psalms: Herbert's Role as Contemporary Psalmist127
4Reading Herbert Reading Valde's: Antinomian Disruption, The Hundred and Ten Considerations and The Temple179
5The Sanctification of Poetry224
Conclusion: Poetry, Signification, and Silence268
Select Bibliography281
Index of Poems293
General Index295

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