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Heart-work : George Herbert and the Protestant ethic

Author: Cristina Malcolmson
Publisher: Stanford (Calif.) Stanford University Press 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book places George Herbert's writing and biography within the history of social and economic change in 17th-century England. The author argues that the doctrine of vocation is the shaping  Read more...

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Named Person: George Herbert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Malcolmson
ISBN: 0804729883 9780804729888
OCLC Number: 1014870676
Description: XI, 297 p. ill. 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. The country parson and the character of social identity; 2. George Herbert and coterie verse; 3. Gentility and vocation in the original temple; 4. The temple revised: 'selfnesse' and pollution; 5. The character of holiness in temple; 6. Pastoral, vocation, and 'private benefit'; 7. Religion and enterprise in the gardens of the Herbert family; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; General index; Index of works.
Responsibility: Cristina Malcolmson.

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Heart-Work reads well; it is generally well-researched and written. It clearly identifies its critical task and presents fascinating historical information." -- <I>Early Modern Literary Studies Read more...

 
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