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Author Marno, David,
Title Death be not proud : the art of holy attention / David Marno.
Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]

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Author Marno, David,
Series Class 200, new studies in religion.
Class 200, new studies in religion.
Subject Christian poetry, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Death in literature.
Attention -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 315 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend, wait, and be open for what might happen next. Death Be Not Proud, the inaugural book in the Class 200 series, explores the precedents of Malebranche's advice by reading John Donne's poetic prayers in the context of what David Marno calls the "art of holy attention." If in Malebranche's view, attention is a hidden bond between religion and philosophy, devotional poetry is the area where this bond becomes visible. Marno shows that in works like "Death, be not proud," Donne's most triumphant poem about the resurrection, the goal is to allow the poem's speaker to experience a given doctrine as his own thought, as an idea occurring to him. But while the thought must feel like an unexpected event for the speaker, the poem itself is a careful preparation for it. And the key to this preparation is attention, the only state in which the speaker can perceive the doctrine as a cognitive gift
Contents The pistis of the poem -- The thanksgiving machine -- Distracted prayers -- Attention exercises -- Extentus -- Sarcasmos -- The spiritual body -- Coda
Note Print version record
ISBN 9780226416021 (electronic bk.)
022641602X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 961271738
Additional Format Print version: Marno, David. Death be not proud. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016 9780226415970 (DLC) 2016014272 (OCoLC)944087635.

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