Faculty Publications

Title

The rest that remaineth: a study of five poems by George Herbert

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1988

Abstract

Hunter's recognition of the relationship between Hebrews 3 and 4 and "The Pulley" is both valid and important. So is his realization of the essential connection between "Sabbath rest" and eternal rest in the Epistle to the Hebrews. However, the implications of the Hebrews passage and its relation to Herbert's The Temple extend much further. The following detailed analysis of Hebrews 3 and 4, paralleled with a close reading of both "The Pulley" and an additional four Herbert poems--"Aaron," "Peace," "Sunday," and "Even-song"--will show something of Herbert's broader consideration of the ideals of rest explored by the author of Hebrews.(from article)

Journal Title

George Herbert Journal

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

49

Last Page

62

First Department

English