George Herbert: Country Parson & The Temple (Classics of Western Spirituality)  -     Edited By: John Nelson Wall
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George Herbert: Country Parson & The Temple (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Edited By: John Nelson Wall
Paulist Press / 1981 / Paperback

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George Herbert lived in England during the tempestuous reigns of James I and Charles I that saw the nation racked by conflict among Catholicism, High Churchmen, and Puritans. A member of a politically-active family, Herbert rejected a promising career as a member of Parliamentfor the simple life of a country parson. While buisly involved in his pastoral duties he produced works of poetry and prose that have earned him a long-established place in English literary history. Collected here are two works originally published after Herbert's death at Bemerton in 1633: The Country Parson, a prose treatise on the duties, joys, and hardships of a pastor's life; and The Temple, a collection poems. In them the literary genius of this humble priest whose spirituality was a synthesis of Evangelical and Catholic piety was revealed.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 1981
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0809122987
ISBN-13: 9780809122981
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/27/14.
Series: Classics of Western Spirituality

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The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted

In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century

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