[Pdf/E–book] Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth

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  • Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth
  • Lori Branch
  • English
  • 01 February 2020
  • 9781932792119

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Read Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth Read & Download Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth 107 Read Ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Lori Branch In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries a newfound love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's culture of sensibility Rituals of Spontaneity tells the story of how and why spontaneity came to be so reve. Lori Branch s work is a uite fantastic explication of the 17th and 18th centuries complicated relationship with the ideal of spontaneity in religious and moral discourse Spontaneity emerges as a secularizing force from within Christianity which nevertheless also generated its own conflicts and tensions and in some cases something of a return to liturgy The book is not aimed at a popular audience and I think I would have gotten out of certain chapters if I were familiar with the authors under discussion Shaftesbury and Wordsworth especially I bless her though for introducing me to Christopher Smart s Jubilate Agno and his cat Jeoffrey Seriously look this up now He the cat is the servant of the Living God and there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion I also thought Branch dropped suggestions of some sort of connection between the uest for epistemological certainty and the demands of a market economy than she actually backed that up historically It wasn t that I disagreed it was just that she was hard to pin down on the basis for the claim All in all though a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in the rise of the emphasis on spontaneity free prayer and intuitionsentiment in the 17th century As well as the authors I already mentioned Bunyan and Goldsmith also get a thorough treatment

Read Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth

Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth

Read Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth Read & Download Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth 107 Read Ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Lori Branch Guage in which spontaneity was defended and on its psychological repercussions Rituals of Spontaneity challenges previous understanding of secularization and demonstrates the deep often troubling connections between religion and secularism in modernit. This book kind of blew up my brain I m only two chapters in and I don t know if I can make it through her chapter on Christopher Smart whom I know nothing about but so far Lori Branch has written an elouent dazzling synthesis ofmodern theories of subjectivity and their origin in long eighteenth century literaturethe career of John Bunyanthe influence of Shaftesburythe development of extemporaneous preaching over the conflicted 17th centurygenealogies of the concept of sensibilityReally interesting stuff Here s a good review in Touchstone by Peter Leithart However I completely disagree with his ualm that she oversells the influence of capitalism on religionhttpwwwtouchstonemagcomarchives

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Read Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth Read & Download Rituals of Spontaneity Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth 107 Read Ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Lori Branch Red Using archival material and works of Bunyan Shaftesbury Goldsmith Smart and Wordsworth Branch shows that the rise of spontaneity was intimately connected to the forces of commerce and science at the dawn of the Enlightenment By focusing on the lan. This is outstanding historical research Lori Branch tells a compelling narrative of the mutual growth of Protestantism and Early Modernism as the mechanical efficiency of medieval religion with its ritual efficiency shifts toward a new kind of mechanism rooted in the emerging marketplace and empiricist economy When the matter at hand is eternal salvation or damnation the unsettled soul suspicious of ritual and tradition looks for evidence of her spiritual condition as close to the knowing self as possible not in the objective mathematical language to which the Royal Society aspired but in objective experiences of spontaneous passionate speech in the substance of the inmost most immediate thoughts and feelings evinced by spontaneous fervent prayer which it takes both scientifically and economically as proofs and tokens of grace If the Restoration witnessed the rise of what Robert Markley has called the ideology of objectivity it also saw the coalescence of a related ideology of spontaneity Concerned with the science of the soul and informed by emerging market and commercial logic the cardinal points of this ideology were authentic and immediate sincerity as opposed to performance of artifice pure desire as opposed to coldness hypocrisy or a bifurcation between doctrinal knowledge and feeling freedom as opposed to form and novelty and currency as opposed to the repetitive the boring and the out of date In the consolidation of the discourse and practice of free prayer we see the culmination of Reinaissance crises of representation and the fruition of the dramatic Reformation attacks on ritual when under increasing pressures toward certainty and ever entrenched economic logics spontaneity becomes policy not an option but for growing numbers of Protestants paradoxically an obligation and the sine ua non of valid prayer and a saved subjectivity 42