Disciplinary Measures from the Metrical Psalms to Milton by Kenneth J.E. Graham

By Kenneth J.E. Graham

Disciplinary Measures from the Metrical Psalms to Milton stories the connection among English poetry and church self-discipline in 4 conscientiously selected our bodies of poetry written among the Reformation and the loss of life of John Milton. Its basic target is to fill a niche within the box of Protestant poetics, which hasn't ever produced a learn curious about the best way poetry participates in and displays at the post-Reformation English Church's makes an attempt to manipulate behavior. Its secondary objective is to revise the understandings of self-discipline which social theorists and historians have provided, and which literary critics have principally authorised. It argues that wisdom of the early sleek tradition of self-discipline illuminates a few very important poetic traditions and a few significant English poets, and it exhibits that this poetry in flip throws mild on verbal and affective elements of the disciplinary procedure that turn out tricky to entry via different resources, tough assumptions in regards to the technique of social keep watch over, the buildings of authority, and the sensible implications of doctrinal swap. extra in particular, Disciplinary Measures argues that whereas poetry may help us to appreciate the oppressive power of church self-discipline, it could additionally aid us to get better a extra confident feel of self-discipline as a religious cure.

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