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The Resource English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory : sublime objects of theology, Paul Cefalu

English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory : sublime objects of theology, Paul Cefalu

Label
English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory : sublime objects of theology
Title
English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory
Title remainder
sublime objects of theology
Statement of responsibility
Paul Cefalu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cefalu offers the first sustained assessment of the ways in which recent contemporary philosophy and cultural theory can illuminate Early Modern literature and culture. The book argues that when selected Early Modern devotional poets set out to represent subject-God relations, they often encounter some sublime aspect of God that, in Slovenian-Lacanian terms, seems "Other" to himself. This divine Other, while sometimes presented directly as a void or empty place, is more often filled in and presented instead as some form of divine excess. While Donne, and to a lesser extent Traherne, disavow those numinous aspects of God that might subsist beneath such excesses, Crashaw, and especially Milton, attempt to represent the intimate relationship between any creature's and God's intrinsic alterity. Cefalu introduces new ways of theorizing not only seventeenth-century religious ideologies, but also the nature of Early Modern subjectivity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cefalu, Paul
Dewey number
821/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR438.R45
LC item number
C45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Theology in literature
  • Ontology in literature
  • Poets, English
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Theology in literature
  • Donne, John
  • Ontology in literature
  • Crashaw, Richard
  • Poets, English
  • Milton, John
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Traherne, Thomas
Label
English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory : sublime objects of theology, Paul Cefalu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Idolatrous State of Exception in John Donne's Poetry and Prose -- God's Extimacy: Divine Excess and Baroque Monads in the Poetry of Richard Crashaw -- Tarrying with Chaos: Radical Evil and John Milton's Paradise Lost -- God beyond Essence: The Event of Love in the Poetry and Prose of Thomas -- Traherne
Control code
81252833
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781403976697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007060510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)81252833
Label
English Renaissance literature and contemporary theory : sublime objects of theology, Paul Cefalu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Idolatrous State of Exception in John Donne's Poetry and Prose -- God's Extimacy: Divine Excess and Baroque Monads in the Poetry of Richard Crashaw -- Tarrying with Chaos: Radical Evil and John Milton's Paradise Lost -- God beyond Essence: The Event of Love in the Poetry and Prose of Thomas -- Traherne
Control code
81252833
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781403976697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007060510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)81252833

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