Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton And The Incarnational Poetics Of Revolutionary England

November 15, 2012|
Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton And The Incarnational Poetics Of Revolutionary England by Bryan Adams Hampton
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In Fleshly Tabernacles, Bryan Hampton examines John Milton?s imaginative engagement with, and theological passion for, the Incarnation. As aesthetic symbol, theological event, and narrative picture of humanity?s potential, the Incarnation profoundly governs the way Milton structures his 1645 Poems, ponders the holy office of the pulpit, reflects on the ends of speech and language, interprets sacred scripture or secular texts, and engages in the radical politics of the Civil War and Interregnum. Richly drawing upon the disciplines of historical and postmodern theology, philosophical hermeneutics, theological aesthetics, and literary theory, Fleshly Tabernacles pursues the wide-ranging implications of the heterodox, perfectionist strain in Milton?s Christology. Hampton illustrates how vibrant Christologies generated and shaped particular brands of anticlericalism, theories of reading and language, and political commitments of English nonconformist sects during the turbulent decades of the seventeenth century. Ranters and Seekers, Diggers and Quakers, Fifth monarchists and some Anabaptists?many of those identified with these radical groups proclaim that the Incarnation is primarily understood, not as a singular event of antiquity, but as a present eruption and charged manifestation within the life of the individual believer, such that faithful believers become ?fleshly tabernacles? housing the Divine.
Bryan Adams Hampton is the Dorothy and James D. Kennedy Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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Title:Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton And The Incarnational Poetics Of Revolutionary EnglandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 inPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0268030960

ISBN - 13:9780268030964

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