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Paxton, Amanda

Willful Submission

Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry Amanda Paxton

Victorian England: a Jesuit priest writes of wrestling with God at night, limbs entangled; an Anglican sister begs Jesus, her divine lover, to end her aching anticipation of their union; a clergyman exhorts nuns to study the example of medieval women who suffered on the rack in order to... More