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The Eye of the Eagle

John Donne and the Legacy of Ignatius Loyola

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Francesca Knox Bugliani

John Donne’s family were committed Catholics. His two uncles were Jesuits. One of them, Jasper Heywood, was the leader of the Jesuit mission in England, while Donne’s mother was a recusant who was forced to leave the country in 1595. In this detailed and historically contextualized study, the author argues that Donne was greatly influenced in his journey from militant Roman Catholicism to ordination in the Church of England by Ignatius of Loyola’s religious ideals and in particular by his Spiritual Exercises.
The book describes the pervasive influence of the Spiritual Exercises on late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Catholicism and Protestantism. In this light, it offers a close reading of Donne’s preordination religious poems and prose with constant reference to the sermons. These works are usually read through the tinted lenses of ‘Catholicism’ or ‘Protestantism’ or other religious ‘-isms’. The reading proposed here argues instead that Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises were for Donne a means to transcend the simplistic and perilous divisions of contemporary Catholicism and Protestantism.

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Index Abbot, George, 113, 115, 242, 268 Abelard, Peter, 205, 210 Acquaviva, Claudio, 137, 145, 263; ‘The Official Directory’, 137, 145 additions, 39, 42, 53 agere contra, 33, 104–7 Alabaster, William, 152n Alighieri, Dante, 8, 265 Allen, Don Cameron, 152 , 152n Allen, William, 48, 277 Ambrose, St, 222 Andrewes, Lancelot, 10, 18, 183, 218, 242 Androzzi, Fulvio, 49; Meditations uppon the Passion of our Lord Jesus, 49 annotations, 2, 39, 42, 52, 53, 180 Anselm of Canterbury, St, 194, 205 Arias, Francisco, 53, 53n Arnaya, Nicolas, 283 Arundel, Philip, 292 Augustine, St, 48, 127, 129, 145, 161, 162, 171, 200, 205, 212, 214; as Donne’s theological guide, 222; Confessions, 48, 178, 212; exegeti- cal criteria, 178 ‘Ave Maris Stella’, 264–5 Avila, John of, 53, 53n, 281 Bald, R.C., 114–15 Barlow, William, 152n Baronio, Cesare, 259 Basil the Great, St, 171, 222 Battista da Crema, 30 Bedwell, William, 152n Bellarmine, Robert, St, 62, 102n, 188, 205, 228, 241, 243, 247, 291; De Controversiis, 62 Benedetto da Mantova, 63, 63n; Il Beneficio di Cristo, 63 Benedict, St, 24 Bernard of Clairvaux, St, 24, 26, 36, 222, 223 Bible, 150n; Authorized Version, 151, 154; Bishops’ Bible, 150, 152; Donne’s view of the Bible, 157–9; Geneva Bible, 150, 151, 152, 296, 297; Polyglot Bible, 153, 153n, 154; Rheims Bible, 150; Vulgate, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156 Bishop, John, 244 Blosius, Lewis, 36 Bonaventure, St, 31, 36 Bonde, William, 27, 36; The Pilgrymage of Perfeccyon, 27–30, 36, 63; and discretion...

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