Mar 07, 2021
Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson
Posted by Jamey Heit David Jasper

Synopsis When Jesus offers his body as a promise to his disciples, he initiates a liturgical framework that is driven by irony and betrayal Through these deconstructive elements, however, the promise invites the disciples into an intimate space where they anticipate the fulfillment of what is to come This anticipatory energy provides the common thread between Donne andSynopsis When Jesus offers his body as a promise to his disciples, he initiates a liturgical framework that is driven by irony and betrayal Through these deconstructive elements, however, the promise invites the disciples into an intimate space where they anticipate the fulfillment of what is to come This anticipatory energy provides the common thread between Donne and Dickinson, who draw specifically on the unstable story that unfolds during the Last Supper in order to develop a liturgical poetics By tracing the implications of the body as a textual presence, Liturgical Liaisons opens into new readings of Donne and Dickinson in a way that enriches how these figures are understood as poets The result is a risky and rewarding understanding of how these two figures challenged accepted theological norms of their day Endorsements Liturgical Liaisons examines the development of liturgical poetics in Donne and Dickinson Here is liturgical risk love must pass through betrayal Heit offers fresh, imaginative thinking on deeply serious issues George Newlands, Glasgow University An engaging and thoughtful meditation on Christ s body and the Last Supper as a signifier of displaced and deferred meaning, Liturgical Liaisons uses the related disciplines of theology and philosophy to open up the liturgical value of Donne and Dickinson s poetry This is a fascinating and delicate contribution to the growing academic interes

  • Title: Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson
  • Author: Jamey Heit David Jasper
  • ISBN: 9781610977708
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Liturgical Liaisons The Textual Body Irony and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson Synopsis When Jesus offers his body as a promise to his disciples he initiates a liturgical framework that is driven by irony and betrayal Through these deconstructive elements however the promise


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