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The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Early modern theologians such as William Perkins, William Ames, Jeremy Taylor, and Richard Baxter see the rectified conscience as a syllogism worked out in partnership with God, which compares ... More


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

Elizabeth Clarke

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In 17th-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 ... More


Herbert and Savonarola: The Rhetoric of Radical Simplicity

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

Savonarola’s De Simplicitate Christianae Vitae, first published in 1496, deserves detailed consideration by scholars of Herbert, as it is one of the few books that we know Herbert to have possessed ... More


An Introduction to the Devoute Life and The Temple: ‘The Poetry of Meditation’ or ‘Private Ejaculations’?

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

Louis Martz’s analysis of the similarities between An Introduction to the Devoute Life and The Temple has been extremely influential in Herbert criticism, despite the lack of certainty that Herbert ... More


The Sanctification of Poetry

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter traces some of Herbert’s strategies in his attempt to represent the mortification of his poetry, and some of the problems he encountered. It discusses how Herbert took extraordinary care ... More


Introduction: Poetry and Divine Motion

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to explore George Herbert’s success in creating the role for himself of the Reformation poet in unpromising ... More


Walton’s Lives of Donne and Herbert

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

In Daniel Featley's Life of Jewel, it is asserted that the ‘truth of love’ in biography should not ‘prejudice’ the ‘love of truth’. As this suggests a preference toward information that is truth-led ... More


‘Ejaculations’ and the Poetry of the Psalms: Herbert’s Role as Contemporary Psalmist

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter shows that maintaining the link between poetry and the motions of the heart is crucial to a Protestant poetics, which regarded this link as having been sacralized by the Psalmist David. ... More


Reading Herbert Reading Valdés: Antinomian Disruption, The Hundred and Ten Considerations, and The Temple

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter focuses on the work of Catholic reformer Juan de Valdés, who was incorporated into the Protestant project to construct a pedigree for their Reformed Church, despite the fact that he ... More


Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Robert Ellrodt

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study of seven poets challenges the postmodernist assumption that no definite or constant self can be traced in the works of a writer. Distinct modes of self-awareness, different emphases in the ... More


George Herbert and Richard Crashaw: Two Versions of the Christian Paradox

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

With George Herbert as with John Donne, the awareness of the two natures of Christ and of man's amphibious nature commanded his vision of the world and his poetic inspiration as if it were a ... More


George Herbert: God-Oriented Self-Consciousness; Richard Crashaw: The Surrender of the Self

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Joseph Summers commented that the primary purpose of George Herbert's poem was not what we understand by ‘self-expression’. Herbert's poetry is talk; and God, silent or speaking, is the poet's ... More


Introduction

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the fall of man, using the metaphor from George Herbert's The Elixir of when one is looking into a mirror. Augustine makes this distinction: St Paul's looking into a mirror is ... More


Conclusion: Poetry, Signification, and Silence

Elizabeth Clarke

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It considers poems which posit two separate discourses within Herbert’s poetry, one human and fallible, one authoritative and ... More


George Herbert and Henry Vaughan

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

George Herbert composes, or pretends to compose, when spurred on by a present emotion or incident. By his inclusion of the past in the present, Herbert tempers the vehemence of emotion. Herbert's ... More


Figuring Belief: George Herbert's Devotional Creatures

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton

in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233496
eISBN:
9780823241224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In our present moment, the sovereign suspension of law that would reduce subjects to the level of creaturely being takes as its authorizing objective the provision of the security necessary for the ... More


Hezekiah and the hand of heaven

Philip West

in Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans: Scripture Uses

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187561
eISBN:
9780191718960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The preface to Silex Scintillans (1655) is one of the most important pieces of 17th-century literary criticism about writing that Henry Vaughan, following George Herbert's usage, had come to call ... More


The Roots of Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

in Identity Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388275
eISBN:
9780199943937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter presents the historical roots of identity theory in symbolic interactionist thought. It reviews both perceptual control theory and symbolic interactionism, specifically the works of ... More


Introduction: The Singularity of the Self and its Revelation

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is about seven metaphysical poets: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell, Edward Herbert, and Thomas Traherne. It focuses on the structures which ... More


New Perceptions of Time and Space?

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The 17th century was a period of transition traversed by crosscurrents, and the originality of the English metaphysical poets proceeded from the very diversity of their modes of thought. Alongside ... More


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