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Sacramental Poetics

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A sacramental poetics is one in which the artist becomes indistinguishable from his art in that the expression and the subject that produce it are joined inseparably; we see the artist in his work. To further illuminate sacramental poetics, it is helpful to chart the movement of the Eucharist from ritual to poetry. By "movement", we do not mean that the Eucharist has left the Church; it has not. But a striking and, in many ways, counterintuitive phenomenon took place during the Reformation, when many Evangelicals rejected the doctrine of transubstantiation. Aspects of the Eucharist began showing up in the poetry of the Reformation, albeit in completely unorthodox ways. The world made manifest by the ritual was now made manifest in poetry: a universe infused with divinity, a dialogue between God and man, physical union, a realm of justice.

Keywords: Eucharist; Reformation; sacramental poetics



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