The Fountain of living waters : the typology of the waters of life in Herbert, Vaughan, and Traherne
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Dickson presents historical viewpoints pertaining to the water of life, exegesis of major Biblical events involving different types of waters of life, and the methods employed by three Christian poets, George Herbert, Henry Vaughn, and Thomas Traherne, who used the metaphor to describe the paradigm of Christian salvation.
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The water-cycle in seventeenth-century science -- The typology of the waters of life -- Herbert and the waters from the heart -- Water out of the flinty rock -- The soul as fountain and abyss in the Dobell Poems.