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This ebook deals a complete account of the literary and theological history to English devotional poetry of the 17th century, focusing on 4 significant poets, Donne, Herbert, Vaughan and Crashaw. It demanding situations either Protestant poetics and postmodernism, the existing serious methods to Renaissance literature: via interpreting the poetry within the gentle of continental Catholic devotional literature and theology, the writer demonstrates that spiritual poetry in seventeenth-century England used to be no longer rigidly or completely Protestant in its doctrinal and liturgical orientation. He argues that poetic genres and units which have been ascribed to strict Reformation impact are both famous within the Catholic poetry of Spain and France; he additionally indicates that postmodernist nervousness approximately subjective identification and the ability of language for signification is in reality a priority of such landmark Christian thinkers as Augustine and Aquinas, and looks in devotional poetry within the Christian culture.

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56. Reproduction de l'édition de Toulouse de 16131622, Préface de Jean Rousset (Genève: Librairie Droz, 1966), p. 444. 35Théorèmes I. 2. 63, p. 297. See Luther's Commentary on Galatians in Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings, ed. , 1961), p. " 36 Cf. Lewalski, Protestant Poetics,, pp. 1617; and Richard Strier, Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert's Poetry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983), p. 130, 130n. On La Ceppède's deep commitment to the Counter-Reformation, see P.

See Luther's Commentary on Galatians in Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings, ed. , 1961), p. " 36 Cf. Lewalski, Protestant Poetics,, pp. 1617; and Richard Strier, Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert's Poetry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983), p. 130, 130n. On La Ceppède's deep commitment to the Counter-Reformation, see P. A. Chilton, (footnote continued on next page) Page 16 Looke Lord, and finde both Adams met in me; As the first Adams sweat surrounds my face, May the last Adams blood my soule embrace.

33 [A new heart, a new man, Lord, are what my soul has need of; strip me of myself, for it could be that in your pity you might pay what I owe. I take doubtful steps in the blind night, for already I have come to hate the day, and I fear that I shall find cold death wrapped in a deadly bait (although sweet). 32 Donne's poetry is quoted throughout from John T. , The Complete Poetry of John Donne (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1967). 33 Quevedo's poetry is quoted from Francisco de Quevedo, Obras completas, ed.

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