The Resource Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, Michael Martin, Marygrove College, USA

Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, Michael Martin, Marygrove College, USA

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Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England
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Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England
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Michael Martin, Marygrove College, USA
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eng
Summary
"Each of the figures examined in this study-John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead-is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyzes the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets and preachers, mystics and scientists. The three main themes that inform this study are Cura animarum, the care of souls, and the diminished role of spiritual direction in post-Reformation religious life; the rise of scientific rationality; and the struggle against the disappearance of the Holy. Arising from the methods and commitments of phenomenology, the primary mode of inquiry of this study resides in contemplation, not in a religious sense, but in the realm of perception, attendance, and acceptance. Martin portrays figures such as Dee, Digby, and Thomas Vaughan not the eccentrics they are often depicted to have been, but rather as participating in a religious mainstream that had been radically altered by the disappearance of any kind of mandatory or regular spiritual direction, a problem which was further complicated and exacerbated by the rise of science. Thus this study contributes to a reconfiguration of our notion of what 'religious orthodoxy' really meant during the period, and calls into question our own assumptions about what is (or was) 'orthodox' and what 'heterodox.'"--Back cover
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1962 May 3-
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Martin, Michael
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.R46
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • English literature
  • God in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • English literature
  • God in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • England
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Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, Michael Martin, Marygrove College, USA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: toward a criticism of contemplation -- 1 John Dee: Religious experience and the technology of idolatry -- 2 A Glass darkly: John Donne's negative approach to God -- 3 Love's Alchemist: Palingenesis and the unconscious Metalepsis of Sir Kenelm Digby -- 4 The Rosicrucian mysticism of Henry and Thomas Vaughan -- 5 The Pauline mission of Jane Lead -- Conclusion: The Real Dialectic
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781472432667
Lccn
##2013047679
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023955505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869823081
  • (OCoLC)ocn869823081
Label
Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, Michael Martin, Marygrove College, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: toward a criticism of contemplation -- 1 John Dee: Religious experience and the technology of idolatry -- 2 A Glass darkly: John Donne's negative approach to God -- 3 Love's Alchemist: Palingenesis and the unconscious Metalepsis of Sir Kenelm Digby -- 4 The Rosicrucian mysticism of Henry and Thomas Vaughan -- 5 The Pauline mission of Jane Lead -- Conclusion: The Real Dialectic
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781472432667
Lccn
##2013047679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023955505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869823081
  • (OCoLC)ocn869823081

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