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George Herbert and the Mystery of the Word

George Herbert and the Mystery of the Word

Poetry and Scripture in Seventeenth-Century England

by Gary Kuchar
Hardback
Publication Date: 12/01/2017
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This book presents a historically and critically nuanced study of George Herbert's biblical poetics. Situating Herbert's work in the context of shifting ideas of biblical mystery, Gary Kuchar shows how Herbert negotiated two competing impulses within post-reformation thought-two contrary aspects of reformation spirituality as he inherited it: the impulse to certainty, assurance, and security and the impulse to mystery, wonder, and wise ignorance. Through subtle and richly contextualized readings, Kuchar places Herbert within a trans-historical tradition of biblical interpretation while also locating him firmly within the context of the early Stuart church. The result is a wide ranging book that is sure to be of interest to students and scholars across several different fields, including seventeenth-century studies, poetry and the bible, and literature and theology.
ISBN:
9783319440446
9783319440446
Category:
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-01-2017
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
210x148x24mm
Weight:
4.95kg

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