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Go FigureEnergies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World$
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Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233496

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.001.0001

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Figuring Belief: George Herbert's Devotional Creatures

Figuring Belief: George Herbert's Devotional Creatures

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(p.112) Figuring Belief: George Herbert's Devotional Creatures
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Judith H. Anderson

Joan Pong Linton

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.003.0007

In our present moment, the sovereign suspension of law that would reduce subjects to the level of creaturely being takes as its authorizing objective the provision of the security necessary for the operation of a neoliberal regime of capital accumulation. By comparison, motivating Herbert's poetry is an intensely felt obligation to what we might call a theological regime of accumulation of praise. But in order to better understand how Herbert seeks to fulfill this obligation and the role creatureliness plays in this effort, it is necessary to note limits to the critique of political theology's understanding of creatureliness. For perhaps obvious reasons, the account of creaturely life associated with the critique of sovereignty tends to view creatureliness as predominantly a state of complete abjection.

Keywords:   sovereignty, George Herbert, poetry, creatureliness, abjection

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