Refiguring the Sacred Feminine
The Poems of John Donne, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton
Publication Year: 2008
This important text not only casts new light on these poets and on the history of Christian doctrine and belief, but also makes enormous contributions to our understanding of the feminine more broadly. It will be of interest to scholars who study the literature, religion, and culture of early modern England, to feminist theologians, and to any reader grappling seriously with gender issues in Christian theology and spirituality.
Published by: Duquesne University Press
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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The first quotation from any particular poem or collection of poems is documented in a footnote identifying the source by editor’s name, title, and page number[s]; subsequent quotations are cited parenthetically by title and line...
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This book is the fruit of many years’ labor. I am grateful to family, friends, colleagues, and students who have encouraged me, put up with me, guided me, and enriched...
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John Donne, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton each revised and renewed the Judeo-Christian tradition of the sacred feminine. Rooted in the Hebrew scriptures, further developed in the New Testament, and expanded upon in the writings...
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John Donne’s poetics, his explorations of human sexuality and love, and his portrayals of spiritual struggle are all intricately entwined with his response to post-Reformation theological issues. Whether a Donne persona...
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Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum is concerned with ecclesiastical, theological, social, aesthetic, and political issues. But for Lanyer, gender is the terminus a quo for every question she considers and the....
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For all their boldness in poetically recasting the sacred feminine, neither John Donne nor Aemilia Lanyer was a revolutionary in the ordinary sense of the word. Donne did pose challenges to a wide variety of orthodoxies: to lyric...
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John Donne, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton challenge their readers to rethink, from a variety of post-Reformation perspectives, the relationship between the...
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Publication Year: 2008