ENGL 120 3-19

ENGL 120 3-19 - ENGL 120 GEORGE HERBERT The Forerunners 1....

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ENGL 120 GEORGE HERBERT – The Forerunners 1. Salvation 2. Church 3. Poetry At odds with contemporary culture Summarizes the dilemmas Herbert faces Relate a theology of grace to human artistry Clearly believe God’s grace is responsible for salvation Not Calvinistic Herbert addresses his metaphor immediately Forerunner = harbinger White chalk on king lodging White hand King not identify Speaker is growing old Senility…worried about intellectual capacity Poetry “Sparkling notions” “Thou art still my God?” Scripture Added an extra word Poetry vs. Scripture Pleasing God is what matters about poetry Pleasing people doesn’t matter The intention, the emotion, the sincerity matters Stew: whorehouse Metaphor is a whore Poets try to translate pure ideas into terms we can understand (accommodation) Biblical former prostitutes: Mary Magdalene She was saved and redeemed She washed Christ’s feet Mary Magdalene inverted Implies the poet is the prostitute
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 120 taught by Professor Barbour during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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ENGL 120 3-19 - ENGL 120 GEORGE HERBERT The Forerunners 1....

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