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S work is a uite fantastic explication of the 17th and 18th centuries complicated relationship with the ideal of spontaneity in religious and moral iscourse Spontaneity emerges as a secularizing force from within Christianity which nevertheless also generated its own conflicts and tensions and in some cases something of a return to liturgy The book is not aimed at a popular audience and I think I would have gotten out of certain chapters if I were familiar with the authors under Personality Development discussion Shaftesbury and Wordsworth especially I bless her though for introducing me to Christopher Smart s Jubilate Agno and his cat Jeoffrey Seriously look this up now He the cat is the servant of the Living God and there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion I also Branchropped suggestions of some
sort of connection between the for epistemological certainty and the emands of of connection between the uest for epistemological certainty and the emands of market economy than she actually backed that up historically It wasn t that I Nieco Inna Historia Cywilizacji Dzieje Bankw Bankierw I Obrotu Pieninego disagreed it was just that she was hard to pinown on the basis for the claim All in all though a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in the rise of the emphasis on spontaneity free prayer and intuitionsentiment in the 17th century As well as the authors I already mentioned Bunyan and Goldsmith also get a thorough treatment. Guage in which spontaneity was Frat House defended and on its psychological repercussions Rituals of Spontaneity challenges previous understanding of secularization andemonstrates the eep often troubling connections between religion and secularism in modernit. .
Review by Peter Leithart here
This Book Kind Of Blew book kind of blew my brain I m only two chapters in and I on t know if I can make it through her chapter on Christopher Smart whom I know nothing about but so far Lori Branch has written an elouent Teamwork Means You Cant Pick The Side Thats Right dazzling synthesis ofmodern theories of subjectivity and their origin in long eighteenth century literaturethe career of John Bunyanthe influence of Shaftesburytheevelopment of extemporaneous preaching over the conflicted 17th centurygenealogies of the concept of sensibilityReally interesting stuff Here s a good review in Touchstone by Peter Leithart However I completely Op Mijn Hoofd disagree with his ualm that she oversells the influence of capitalism on religionhttpwwwtouchstonemagcomarchives This is outstanding historical research Lori Branch tells a compelling narrative of the mutual growth of Protestantism and Early Modernism as the mechanical efficiency of medieval religion with its ritual efficiency shifts toward a new kind of mechanism rooted in the emerging marketplace and empiricist economy When the matter at hand is eternal salvation oramnation the unsettled soul suspicious of ritual and tradition looks for evidence of her spiritual condition as close to the knowing self as possible not in the objective mathematical language to which the Royal
Societ. In The Seventeenth In the seventeenth eighteenth centuries a newfound love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's culture of sensibility Rituals of Spontaneity tells the story *Of How And Why *how and why came to be so reve. .
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experiences of spontaneous passionate speech in the substance of the inmost most immediate thoughts and of spontaneous passionate speech in the substance of the inmost most immediate thoughts and evinced by spontaneous fervent prayer which it takes both scientifically and economically as proofs and tokens of grace If the Restoration witnessed the rise of what Robert Markley has called the ideology of objectivity it also saw the coalescence of a related ideology of spontaneity
with the science of the soul and informed by emerging market and commercial logic the cardinal points of this ideology authentic and immediate sincerity as opposed to performance of artifice pure Crash Bang desire as opposed to coldness hypocrisy or a bifurcation betweenoctrinal knowledge and feeling freedom as opposed to form and novelty and currency as opposed to the repetitive the boring and the out of How Animals Smell date In the consolidation of theiscourse and PRACTICE OF FREE PRAYER WE SEE THE CULMINATION OF of free prayer we see the culmination of crises of representation and the fruition of the The Patriarch dramatic Reformation attacks on ritual when under increasing pressures toward certainty and ever entrenched economic logics spontaneity becomes policy not an option but for growing numbers of Protestants paradoxically an obligation and the sine ua non of valid prayer and a saved subjectivity 42 Lori Branch. Red Using archival material and works of Bunyan Shaftesbury Goldsmith Smart and Wordsworth Branch shows that the rise of spontaneity was intimately connected to the forces of commerce and science at theawn of the Enlightenment By focusing on the lan. ,
Concerned with the science of the soul and informed by emerging market and commercial logic the cardinal points of this ideology