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By R.V. Young

This e-book deals a accomplished account of the literary and theological historical past to English devotional poetry of the 17th century, targeting 4 significant poets, Donne, Herbert, Vaughan and Crashaw. It demanding situations either Protestant poetics and postmodernism, the present serious ways to Renaissance literature: by means of analyzing the poetry within the mild of continental Catholic devotional literature and theology, the writer demonstrates that spiritual poetry in seventeenth-century England used to be now not rigidly or solely Protestant in its doctrinal and liturgical orientation. He argues that poetic genres and units which have been ascribed to strict Reformation impact are both in demand within the Catholic poetry of Spain and France; he additionally exhibits that postmodernist nervousness approximately subjective identification and the skill of language for signification is in truth a priority of such landmark Christian thinkers as Augustine and Aquinas, and looks in devotional poetry within the Christian culture. Professor R.V. YOUNGteaches at North Carolina kingdom college.

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