Two Natures Met addresses the spiritual conflicts depicted in George Herbert's The Temple from the perspective of Herbert's engagement with the mystery of the Incarnation. Herbert's commitment to his art develops as his apprehension of the fullness of the Incarnation advances. Against the icoclasm of the Puritans, Herbert praises the stained glass windows, the vestments, and the perfumes that lead the poet to appreciate the bruised and broken body that gives him poetic lines and eternal life.
The Author: Jeannie Sargent Judge is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She received her Ph.D. in English from Boston University in 1986. She has published numerous articles on George Herbert.
Jeannie Sargent Judge
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
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Studies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society