[Milton-L] Herbert's poetry and belief

Daniel W. Doerksen dwd at unb.ca
Thu Oct 1 15:00:02 EDT 2009


For me the proof is Richard Strier's own wonderful book, Love 
Known:Theology and Experience in George Herbert's Poetry (Chicago 1983.

At 11:05 AM 10/1/2009, you wrote:
>The idea that one has to be some sort of Christian to understand Herbert's 
>poetry
>is offensive and obviously false.  T. DS. Eliot solved this problem long 
>ago.  One
>doesn't have to believe but simply (or not so simply) to understand what 
>it would
>mean to do so.
>
>
>
>Richard Strier
>Department of English
>University of Chicago
>1115 East 58th Street
>Chicago, IL 60637
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Daniel W. Doerksen 
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