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Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Death's Duel: With the Life of Dr. John Donne by Izaak Walton (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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John Donne (1572-1631) is best known as the greatest English metaphysical poet. But there was another dimension to Donne's life and writing that, if less well known, is no less profound and beautiful.

Born into an aristocratic Catholic family, Donne joined the Church of England at the age of twenty-one out of fear of persecution. At the age of forty-three, he gave up his preoccupations with secular prestige and devoted himself utterly to religion. It was eight years later when, battered with fever, the deaths of his beloved wife, several of his children, and many dear lifelong friends, he composed Devotions upon Emergent Occasions. There is both trauma and great drama in this extended meditation on the meaning of mortality, the possibility of salvation, and the true nature of the passage of eternal life. With a new introduction by poet and biographer Andrew Motion, one of the most revered books of Christian devotion speaks to us again of the higher aspirations of man and the always-present possibility of a relationship with God.

This long out of print edition also contains Donne's last sermon, "Death's Duel" as well as the short colorful biography of him written by his contemporary Izaak Walton.

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Cardiphonia, February 16, 2007 (view all comments by Cardiphonia)
Donne's DEVOTIONS is a quietly helpful book of daily readings for those who are ill and, like Donne(Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 1623), feel they may never get well. A collection of "Meditations, Expostulations, and Prayers" for each day of three weeks of sickness, the book provides a slowly building faith and hope for those confined at home or in hospital. The concluding "Death's Duel" was Donne's last sermon and considered by Charles I as Donne's own funeral sermon, preached in 1631 from Psalm LXVIII, v.20.
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ISBN:
9780375705489
Subtitle:
With the Life of Dr. John Donne by Izaak Walton
Preface:
Motion, Andrew
Author:
Donne, John
Author:
Walton, Izaak
Author:
Motion, Andrew
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Christian Literature
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
English
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Sick
Subject:
Sermons, english
Subject:
Relapsing fever.
Subject:
Christianity - Literature
Subject:
Christianity - Literature & the Arts
Subject:
Church of england
Subject:
Christianity-Devotionals
Subject:
religion;17th century;essays;christianity;theology;donne;spirituality;poetry;biography;literature;sermons
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage spiritual classics
Series Volume:
98/31
Publication Date:
19991207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.62 in 0.53 lb

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