Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England

Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England

by Daniel R. Gibbons

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268101343
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 03/30/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Daniel R. Gibbons is director of Undergraduate Studies in English at the Catholic University of America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I Redrawing the Boundaries

1 Accommodation and Exclusion: Writing Community in the 1559 Book of Common Prayer 29

Part II Early Responses-Mourning and Exclusion

2 Failing Consolation in Edmund Spenser's Elegies 75

3 Robert Southwell's Mission of Mourning 121

Part III Later Responses-Accommodating the Mystical Body

4 Reading Communion: Mystical Audience in John Donne's Lyric Poetry 153

5 In or Out? Lingering on the Threshold of George Herbert's The Temple 202

6 Incarnating Mystical Community in Crashaw's English Lyrics 231

Notes 252

Bibliography 296

Index 313

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