Erotic Spirituality: The Integrative Tradition from Leone Ebreo to John Donne

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Index
Active Life, 5-6, 11, 13, 18, 32-33
Adam and Eve, 20, 22. See also Androgyne
Adultery: in the Dialoghi d'amore, 30; courtly love and, 128 (n. 18); desire as, 64
Affection: Lear's greed for, 108; as passion, 105, 130 (n. 18); as sexual desire, 131 (n. 19). See also Bond
Affection. See Love
Affections. See Passion
Albigensians, sexual asceticism of, 69-70
Alienation: affections as, 31, 101; contemplation as, 17; of self, 13, 30
Allegory. See Dialoghi d'amore, allegory in
Altmann, Alexander, 118 (n. 18)
Amie: as human type, 68-70
Amitié: defined, 72-74; as equality of lovers, 76
Analogy, levels of in erotic poetry, 2-4, 75
Androgyne: Adam as, 15, in the Dialoghi d'amore, 22; in Héroët, 4-5, 52, 72-77, 99, 126 (n. 15)
Angels, 20-21, 118 (n. 19, 21)
Aquinas, Thomas, 118 (n. 21)
Aristotle, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 52, 117 (n. 3, 4), 125 (n. 12)
Aronson, Alex, 133 (n. 41)
Asceticism, 2, 3, 44, 70. See also Héroët; Plato, Phaedo, ascetic tradition of
Attal, Jean-Pierre, 35
Aubigné, Agrippa d', 117 (n. 16)
Avalle-Arce, Juan, 79, 126 (n. 6)
Bachelard, Gaston, 32, 124 (n. 12)
Barish, Jones, 131 (n. 21, 23, 27)
Battenhouse, Roy, 110
Beauty, 22-24; dangers of, 41, 60-62; of God, 20-21; as aspect of Goodness, 10, 19, 74; distinguished from Goodness, 46-47, 89; love as desire for, 19, 73; as Nature's perfection, 46; restricted to sight and hearing, 19, 22, 61
Beloved: autonomy of, 65, 67, 76; beauty of, 30, 41, 60-61, 89; goodness of, 41, 89; grace of, 41; image of, 89, 91, 93, 99. See also Lover
Bénichou, Paul, 127 (n. 11)
Bible, 20, 24; Gen., 5, 24, 47, 133 (n. 40); Deut., 34, 120 (n. 16); Job, 5, 133 (n. 40); Prov., 118 (n. 17); Cant., 6, 115; Hos., 120 (n. 16); Phil., 122 (n. 29)
Body, 23, 62, 96; care of, 6, 11, 16, 18, 33, 44, 51-52, 67, 99; eroticism of, 6, 55; centered in heart, 94, 112; neglect of during contemplation, 17, 18, 51-52, 89, 91, 99; relation of to soul, 16, 38, 45, 47, 52, 75, 94, 121 (n. 14); relation of to spirit, 45, 67, 96; thoughts of, 94-97
Bond, 6, 99, 107-10, 132 (n. 34); of duty, 113; of humanity, 109, 115; of life, 35, 97; of love, 37, 97, 113; of marriage, 109-10. See also Cordelia; Délier; Lien
Bradley, A. C., 6, 103-05, 113, 130 (n. 2, 11)
Bréhier, Emile, 121 (n. 12)
Briçonnet, Guillaume, 121 (n. 16)
Caramella, Santino, 25, 117 (n. 2), 119 (n. 11)
Casella, Mario, 128 (n. 15)
Castro, Américo, 126 (n. 4), 128 (n. 15)
Cervantes, Miguel de, 119 (n. 2), 128 (n. 15)
Champier, Symphorien, 122 (n. 26)
Charlton, H. B., 133 (n. 39)
Chastity, 5, 44, 48, 60, 69, 80-83; as mastery of desire, 53, 58, 62, 64, 71, 124 (n. 13)
Cody, Richard, 8, 117 (n. 13)
Coleman, Dorothy, 44, 121 (n. 5), 122 (n. 27)
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 105, 106, 130 (n. 15)
Colletet, Guillaume, 68, 125 (n. 2)
Contemplation, 44, 50-51, 60; angelic, 20-21, 32; of beloved, 89, 93; compared to sleep, 17, 50; as distraction from duty, 32-34, 74, 98, 101, 115; as highest felicity, 33-34, 115; of love, 78-79. See also Body, neglect of during contemplation; Contemplative life
Contemplative life, 5-6, 11, 13, 18, 27, 31-32, 115, 133 (n. 41). See also Contemplation

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