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The word made flesh made word : the failure and redemption of metaphor in Edward Taylor's Christographia

Author: David G Miller
Publisher: Selinsgrove, Pa. : Susquehanna University Press, 1995.
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Edward Taylor's dilemma as Puritan, preacher, and poet was to discover a way in human language to express the ineffable Divine. This first book-length study of Edward Taylor's prose suggests that Taylor's use of language illustrates the very theological truths he struggled with as a minister and a writer. Taylor's poetic metaphors have long been noted for their vitality and linguistic absurdity. This penetrating  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward Taylor; Edward (Schriftsteller Taylor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Miller
ISBN: 0945636857 9780945636854
OCLC Number: 32544946
Description: 149 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "The Artist's Hand": The Relationship of Christology and Metaphor --
2. "In Inke Divine": The Failure and Redemption of Typology --
3. "Under This Shadow": Three Examples of the Failure and Redemption of Typology --
4. "Things Styld Transcendent": The Failure and Redemption of Metaphorical Language --
5. "Words to Weald": Three Examples of the Failure and Redemption of Metaphorical Language --
6. "One Body Tite": The Metaphor of the Body of Christ --
Conclusion: Taylor and the Word Made Flesh Made Word.
Responsibility: David G. Miller.

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This first book-length study of Edward Taylor's prose has much to offer readers of Taylor's poetry and students of American Puritanism in general. The author analyzes the relationship between the use  Read more...

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