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Fate of the Flesh: Secularization and Resurrection in the Seventeenth Century

Daniel Juan Gil


In the seventeenth century, the hope for resurrection starts to be undermined by an emerging empirical scientific world view and a rising Cartesian dualist ontology that translates resurrection into more dualist terms. But poets pick up the embattled idea of resurrection of the body and bend it from a future apocalypse into the here and now so that they imagine the body as it exists now to be already infused with the strange, vibrant materiality of the “resurrection body.” This “resurrection body” is imagined as the precondition for the social identities and forms of agency of the social perso ... More

Keywords: avant-garde, dualism, materialism, metaphysical poetry, poetry, secularization, selfhood, religion, Renaissance, resurrection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823290048
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823290048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Juan Gil, author
Texas Christian University