Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

“The Mutual Flame of Love”: Spiritual Marriage in Shakespeare’s The Phoenix and Turtle

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Religion and the Arts

The main thesis of this essay is that The Phoenix and Turtle is a poetic definition of the “truth of love,” or perfect love, incorporating various medieval traditions. Starting from an examination of the context of the overall collection containing poems by Jonson, Marston, and Shakespeare, my argument is that the roots of this conception of perfect love lie not only in scholastic sources regarding the union of persons in the Trinity, but also in the confluence of three other lines of medieval Catholic tradition: the literary traditions of mystical union, spiritual friendship, and spiritual marriage.

Affiliations: 1: St. John’s School of Theology

10.1163/156852911X547501
/content/journals/10.1163/156852911x547501
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156852911x547501
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/156852911x547501
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156852911x547501
2011-01-01
2016-12-09

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Religion and the Arts — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation