The lively and engaging emblems within The Soul, Lover of God unite the 17th century poetry and art of two famous European authors, Madame Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon and Jesuit priest Herman Hugo. Guyon writes poetry describing the soul falling in love with the divine, while Hugo's illustrations imagine a description of the spiritual world. Charged with witchcraft by King Louis XIV, Madame Guyon kept this book during her incarceration in the Bastille before her legal vindication. Guyon and Hugo never met but they share the same yearning to love God, and they creatively capture how Divine Love might transform the willing soul. This book showcases the growing relationship between Anima, the soul, and Divine Love in the emblems' first introduction to the English-speaking world.
|Publication date:||1st July 2014|
|Author:||Nancy Carol James|
|Publisher:||University Press of America|
Nancy Carol James, an ordained Episcopal priest, received her MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary and her PhD from the University of Virginia. She serves as a chaplain at the Washington National Cathedral and a Priest Associate at St. John's, Lafayette Square, as well as other churches in the Washington D.C. area.More About Nancy Carol James