The Theology of John Donne (Studies in Renaissance Literature Volume 1)

The Theology of John Donne (Studies in Renaissance Literature Volume 1)

By: Jeffrey Johnson (author)Paperback

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John Donne is here treated as an original religious thinker; the evidence for the distinguishing features of his theology is drawn primarily from his extant sermons studied in context, beginning with an exploration of what is for Donne the fundamental belief for regulating Christian faith and practice, the doctrine of the Trinity. Building on this theological groundwork, Johnson goes on to examine such topics as Donne's understanding of common prayer; the pre-eminence of sight and spectacle, in terms of religious self-fashioning and the iconoclastic controversy; the doctrine of repentance, in conjunction with Donne's own sense of clerical calling; and the doctrine of grace, including Donne's views regarding the controversy over the Lord's Supper. JEFFREY JOHNSON is Professor of English at Northern Illinois University.

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JEFFREY JOHNSON is Associate Professor of English at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania.


Part 1 So steepy a place: St Dunstan-in-the-West; "Faciamus hominem"; "Regula fidei"; reason and the Trinity; "Vestigia Trinitatis"; Donne and Calvin; April 1629; Whitsuntide; unity v singularity. Part 2 To batter Heaven: Lincoln's Inn Chapel; the care and piety of the Church; prescribed by Thy Son; my particular necessities; fasting and prayer; "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions". Part 3 Through his own red glasse: Whitehall Palace; "Vae Idololatris, Vae Iconoclastis"; God's wardrobe; such "Glasses" and such "Images"; Hanworth, 1622; "Visionem Dei, Unionem". Part 4 Voice of the turtle: St Paul's Cross; "Aversio and Conversio"; the churching of women; "Baptismate Lachrymarum"; gold in the washes; "Vox Turturis". Part 5 O taste and see: Donne at Heidelberg; prevenient and subsequent; the root and fruit; the dew, and breath in the ayre; "Gustate & Videte".

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  • publication date: 08/07/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780859916202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780859916202
  • weight: 262
  • ISBN10: 0859916200

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