Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne
Harris, Mitchell M., Journal of Church and State
Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne. By Brent Nelson. Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005. 306 pp. $38.00.
In Holy Ambition: Rfietoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne, Brent Nelson turns his critical gaze from cultural studies to rhetoric. After quickly demonstrating the often contradictory and conflicting nature of some recent cultural readings of the sermons in the introduction, Nelson suggests that "[w]e are on much safer ground, indeed more fertile ground, when we look for the rhetorical motives of the preacher rather than for his absolute theological [and political] …
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Publication information: Article title: Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne. Contributors: Harris, Mitchell M. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 48. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2006. Page number: 221+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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