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All Possible Art: George Herberts the Country Parson Kristine A. Wolberg

All Possible Art: George Herberts the Country Parson

Kristine A. Wolberg

Published September 30th 2008
ISBN : 9780838641705
Hardcover
168 pages
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Long studied for historical, biographical, or sociological purposes, George Herberts The Country Parson has not received the literary appreciation it deserves. Through a literary analysis exploring genre, themes, topics, emphasis, context, andMoreLong studied for historical, biographical, or sociological purposes, George Herberts The Country Parson has not received the literary appreciation it deserves. Through a literary analysis exploring genre, themes, topics, emphasis, context, and models, this study finds The Country Parson to be a carefully conceived and executed piece of literary prose. Herbert, wrote this work after the popular Renaissance courtesy book rather than in the more common homiletic style of contemporary clerical manuals. While his techniques for artful self-fashioning might have been borrowed from the pages of Castiglione or Della Casa, his purposes could not. Herbert believedin the mimetic effects of outer behavior in shaping the inner man. In The Country Parson Herbert used all possible art to both describe and inspire the Form and Character of a true Pastour, that he and his fellow clergy may have a Mark to aim at. Kristine Wolberg is an independent scholar.