Gender and the Sacred Self in John Donne

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Index
Adam, 103, 154
Ambrose, Saint, 131
Anatomy of the World, 172–86. See also Anniversaries, 172–186
“Anniversarie, The,” 113
Anniversaries, 162–87; criticism of, 162–63; importance of, 186–87. See also Elizabeth Drury
anthropology, 20
ars moriendi texts, 116, 117
“At the Round Earth's …,” 153–56
authority figure, patronage and, 29
authorship. See poet, preacher, priest
banns, marriage, 76
baptism, 26–70; ambivalence over, 69; and birth, 26–27, 30–33, 40, 64; conflation with churching, 15, 33–36, 38, 46, 50, 70; importance of in Church of England, 14, 33, 50; inefficacy of, 46, 47; infant, as sacrament, 30–33, 50; liturgies of, 30–33; of Earth, 179; as membership, 27, 63, 65; as metaphor for verse, 61; and original sin, 15, 26–29, 30, 38–39, 61– 65; priestly authority in, 36–50
Barthes, Roland, 111
“Batter my heart,” 103–5
Biathanatos, 126–32; gendered death in, 128, 129; and martyrdom, 127–28; Mother Church in, 128–29; self-authorized death in, 126–27. See also Mother Church
biography, theory of, 22
birth, 14, 15, 26–29, 30, 31, 36, 64, 70; evils of, 36, 38–39, 40, 45, 61, 63, 65; as figure for sacred birth, 58; of poetic speaker, 26, 27, 59, 61, 63, 65. See also baptism, birth-mother
birth-mother, 15, 40, 44, 47, 48, 61, 70, 172, 180
body, and book, 114
Book of Common Prayer 1559, 22; burial service, 118, 121; funeral eucharist, 119; prayers for the dead, 119; thanksgiving, 34; baptism in, 26, 31, 32, 33; churching in, 34–35; marriage liturgy in, 76–78. See also Church of England
bride, and Christ, 99–101; and church, 108; as criminal, 15, 71, 96, 99, 108, 110; as dangerous, 89; death of, 85– 87; descent of, 84–85, 89; as endangered, 72, 89, 99; preacher as, 98–101; as unclean, 100. See also wife
Bridgewater, Countess of, 22, 47–50
Bynum, Caroline Walker, 23
Calvinism, 23, 25
canonization, in Church of England, 122. See also saints
Carey, John, 17, 148
Carr, Robert. See Somerset, Earl of
Catholic Church, baptism and, 30–33; churching in, 34; marriage, 75, 76, , 77, 90, 94, 96; priests' authority, 77; sacraments in, 33, 34, 75. See also Sarum missal
Charles I, 22
children, 67, 70, 68. See also baptism
Christ, baptized body of, 66; blood of, 62, 63; and Church, 43, 136, 138; crown of, 133; crucifixion of, 61–62; as father, 144; as husband, 98–102, 106, 159; as mother, 48, 49, 62, 145, 146; and muse, 56, 65; as needy, 59, 60; as patron, 56; and poetic creation, 23, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61; and preacher, 138; shaming the Doctors, 60; as victim of poet, 58, 62; in womb, 58; and womb, 161
Church, authority of, 134, 135, 137; as bride, 41, 106, 107; as Christ, 107;

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Acknowledgments 9
  • 1- Introduction 13
  • 2- Baptism- "The Second Birth" 26
  • 3- Marriage- "Joyes Bonfire" 71
  • 4- Death- "Involved in Mankind" 113
  • 5- The Anniversaries 162
  • Notes 188
  • Works Cited 208
  • Index 218
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