The pattern of judgement in the Queste and Cleanness
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Morse examines the symbolism of the vessel as a representation of man in both the French prose romance La Queste del Sant Graal and English poem Cleanness.
Table of Contents
The Paradigm of the Vessel as an Image of Man -- Vessels as Images of Man -- The Vessel of Wrath: Adultery, Idolatry, and Murder -- The Concept of Sacrilege -- The Vessel of Mercy: Ritual Purity -- Christian Banquet: Rite of Fellowship and Rite of Marriage -- The Queste del Saint Graal and Malory's Tale of the Sankgreal -- The History of Lancelot: Key to the Relationship of the Sankgreal to the Queste -- Call to the Quest for the Grail: A Search for Meaning -- The Typology of Eve: Lancelot and Perceval -- The Typology of Cain and Abel: Gawain and Bors -- The Adventure of Solomon's Ship: Return to Eden and Fulfillment of History -- The Climax of the quest: The Grail Visions and Eschatological Marriage -- Cleanness -- The Structure of History in Cleanness -- The Wedding Feast in Cleanness: Prologue to the Poem and Epilogue to History -- Lucifer, Adam, and Nebuchadnezzar: Problems of Fall and Redemption -- The Evidence of History: Noah and the Flood -- The Evidence of History: Abraham and Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah -- The Christ-event: The Center of History -- The Evidence of History: Sedecias and Belshazzar as Polluted Vessels -- Epilogue.