Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England Hardback

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Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England

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The Reformation changed forever how the sacrament of the Eucharist was understood. This study of six canonical early modern lyric poets traces the literary afterlife of what was one of the greatest doctrinal shifts in English history. Sophie Read argues that the move from a literal to a figurative understanding of the phrase 'this is my body' exerted a powerful imaginative pull on successive generations. To illustrate this, she examines in detail the work of Southwell, Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan and Milton, who between them represent a broad range of doctrinal and confessional positions, from the Jesuit Southwell to Milton's heterodox Puritanism. Individually, each chapter examines how Eucharistic ideas are expressed through a particular rhetorical trope; together, they illuminate the continued importance of the Eucharist's transformation well into the seventeenth century - not simply as a matter of doctrine, but as a rhetorical and poetic mode.

Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England by Sophie Read was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2013. The ISBN for Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England is 9781107032736.

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Page last updated 8th June 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (January 2013)
Weight500g
Number of Pages248
Thickness16 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107032736
ISBN-101107032733
Product Code4060674
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