Heaven in Ordinary: George Herbert and His Writings

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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George Herbert (1593-1633), one of the greatest English poets, was also a major figure in the shaping of a distinctive 'Anglican spirituality' during the seventeenth century. Though neither of these terms was in use at the time, the richly memorable writings of Herbert and his contemporaries - Lancelot Andrewes, John Donne, Henry Vaughan and Thomas Traherne - capture the spirit of the fledgling Church of England, steering a middle way between the more extreme claims of Calvinism on the one hand and Roman Catholicism on the other.

Author Biography

Philip Sheldrake is a Professorial Research Fellow at Durham University, and a regular Visiting Professor at several American universities and schools of theology. He is the author of several books in the field of academic spirituality, and edited The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: George Herbert and the Seventeenth-Century Churchp. 1
Bible and Liturgyp. 24
God and Jesus Christp. 53
Incarnational Spiritualityp. 76
Sense of Placep. 95
Discipleship and Inner Strugglep. 117
Prayer: The Soul in Paraphrasep. 135
Pastoral Care and Servicep. 151
Conclusionp. 168
Further Readingp. 172
General Indexp. 174
Index of Readingsp. 177
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