0820703095 Signed and inscribed by author to Tom Cronin of Whitman College. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Association Copy: Professor Tom Edwards, the William Kirkman Professor of History Emeritus, served at Whitman College from 1964 until retirement in 1998. He taught a variety of classes in American history, especially the Civil War and the American West, receiving several distinguished teaching awards. We have more of his books available upon request. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Penrose Memorial Library at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Earthlight Books across the street, and the local Walla Walla economy!
This book examines John Donne's theological and ideological responses to the Reformation debate over the sacraments, and how this debate greatly influenced his view of the written word as a visible sign and of the poet as "the quasi-divine maker of that sign". DiPasquale (English, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington) analyzes both Donne's secular and devotional poetry to evaluate his theology of sacrament and how this theology constructed his ideas of the exchange between author and reader.