Andrew C. Stout deposited Christ’s Work in Verse: Atonement in George Herbert’s The Temple on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
This article examines the way that George Herbert relates his understanding of the doctrine of the atonement through the poetry of The Temple. First, we will look at Herbert’s life and work. Second, we will look at some major characteristics of The Temple as a whole. Third, we will look at the specific themes relating to the atonement that appear in this collection of poems. Finally, we will offer some suggestions for how Herbert’s poetry might be relevant for us today.