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Protestant Poetics and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric

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Barbara Lewalski argues that the Protestant emphasis on the Bible as requiring philological and literary analysis fostered a fully developed theory of biblical aesthetics defining both poetic art and spiritual truth.

Originally published in 1985.

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Hardcover, 552 pages
Published August 21st 1979 by Princeton University Press (first published 1979)
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Aug 10, 2016 Jeremy rated it really liked it
Skimmed. I'd like to read it again more carefully. Useful exploration of how Protestantism influenced Christian poetry.

Some good quotes here.

Notes:
7: Isidore of Seville and genre
8: Aquinas’s 4-fold method of exegesis; see also 75-76, 114-15, 136 (Donne)
21: conversion experience? (Calvin?)
86: mythos and logos
150: Calvinism and poetics (contra Kaufmann)
163: Archibald Symson’s Heptameron—“the Boate is the Church”; Book of Nature
164: Calvin vs. Bonaventure
216: Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana (see
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