The Resource Prayer and power : George Herbert and Renaissance courtship, Michael C. Schoenfeldt

Prayer and power : George Herbert and Renaissance courtship, Michael C. Schoenfeldt

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Prayer and power : George Herbert and Renaissance courtship
Title
Prayer and power
Title remainder
George Herbert and Renaissance courtship
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Schoenfeldt
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Language
eng
Summary
Michael C. Schoenfeldt here offers the first major exploration of the connections between George Herbert's devotional poetry and the social practices and political discourse of his day. Viewing The Temple and The Country Parson as part of the larger "civilizing process" of Western Europe, Schoenfeldt shows how Herbert discovers in the discourses of courtesy and theology a common vocabulary of authority, selfhood, petition, and discipline. Before entering the priesthood, Herbert nourished contacts in court, was elected University Orator at Cambridge, and served in Parliament. In turning to God, Schoenfeldt argues, Herbert did not simply turn away from the secular world but also turned its language, particularly the language of courtesy, into the medium for his lyric worship of God. The confluence of courtesy and spirituality in Herbert's poetry provides a fascinating insight into a society searching for an appropriate discourse of reverence in a time of baffling change. The first five chapters investigate the manifold ways in which Herbert's life and works exemplify the interdependence of social and religious behavior in the English Renaissance. The sixth and final chapter extends this investigation into the nervous eroticism of Herbert's poems. Considering The Temple as well as Herbert's letters, speeches, Latin poems, collections of foreign proverbs, translations, The Country Parson, and less familiar lyrics, Schoenfeldt offers a thorough and detailed reading of Herbert's rich and conflicted corpus. Prayer and Power is not only a bold redefinition of the accomplishment of one of the finest poets of the English Renaissance but also the first sustained study to advance a cultural poetics of the religious lyric
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Schoenfeldt, Michael Carl
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3508
LC item number
.S36 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Herbert, George
  • Herbert, George
  • Herbert, George
  • Herbert, George
  • Herbert, George
  • Literature and society
  • Devotional literature, English
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Courtship in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Hofcultuur
  • Politiek
  • Religieuze literatuur
  • Renaissance
  • Politique et littérature
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Littérature de dévotion anglaise
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales) dans la littérature
  • Fréquentation dans la littérature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Courtship in literature
  • Devotional literature, English
  • Literature and society
  • Political and social views
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Social problems in literature
  • Religieuze literatuur
  • Politiek
  • Renaissance
  • Hofcultuur
  • Pouvoir (sciences sociales)
  • Politique et littérature
  • Littérature de dévotion anglaise
  • Religion
  • Liebeswerben
  • Religiosität
  • Soziale Einstellung
  • Politische Einstellung
  • Lyrik
  • England
  • Great Britain
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Prayer and power : George Herbert and Renaissance courtship, Michael C. Schoenfeldt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
"Subject to ev'ry mounters bended knee" : Herbert and authority -- "My God, my king" : socializing God -- "Storms are the triumph of his art" : the politics of affliction -- "Engine against th' Almighty" : the poetics of prayer -- Standing on ceremony : the comedy of manners in "Love (III)" -- "That ancient heat" : sexuality and spirituality in The temple
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780226740027
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90025408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22887835
  • (OCoLC)ocm22887835
Label
Prayer and power : George Herbert and Renaissance courtship, Michael C. Schoenfeldt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
"Subject to ev'ry mounters bended knee" : Herbert and authority -- "My God, my king" : socializing God -- "Storms are the triumph of his art" : the politics of affliction -- "Engine against th' Almighty" : the poetics of prayer -- Standing on ceremony : the comedy of manners in "Love (III)" -- "That ancient heat" : sexuality and spirituality in The temple
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780226740027
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90025408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22887835
  • (OCoLC)ocm22887835

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