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Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry`Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'$
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Elizabeth Clarke

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Poetry and Divine Motion

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(p.1) Introduction
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Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry
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Elizabeth Clarke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to explore George Herbert’s success in creating the role for himself of the Reformation poet in unpromising 17th-century circumstances. It then discusses the theological views of George Herbert, critics of Herbert, and issues in literary theory and theology in the 17th century.

Keywords:   George Herbert, religious poetry, theology, Christian poet, literary theory

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