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Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth- and by Daniel R. Gibbons

By Daniel R. Gibbons

Who will mourn with me? Who will holiday bread with me? who's my neighbor? within the wake of the spiritual reformations of the 16th century, such questions known as for a brand new method of the communal spiritual rituals and verses that formed and venerated the various brightest and darkest moments of English lifestyles. In England, new different types of non secular writing emerged out of a deeply fractured non secular group. Conflicts of Devotion reshapes our figuring out of the position that poetry performed within the re-formation of English group, and indicates us that realizing either the poetics of liturgy and the liturgical personality of poetry is key to comprehending the deep shifts in English non secular attitudes and practices that happened through the 16th and 17th centuries. The liturgical, communitarian viewpoint of Conflicts of Devotion sheds new gentle on overlooked texts and deepens our figuring out of ways significant writers reminiscent of Edmund Spenser, Robert Southwell, and John Donne struggled to put in writing their means out of the non secular and social crises of the age of the Reformation. It additionally sheds new gentle at the roles that poetry could play in negotiating—and even overcoming—religious clash. realization to liturgical poetics permits us to work out the vast spectrum of how within which English poets solid new varieties of religious neighborhood out of the very language of theological department. This ebook might be of significant curiosity to lecturers and scholars of early sleek poetry and of many of the fields with regards to Reformation reviews: heritage, politics, and theology.

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