Monday, March 15, 2010

Donne on Death

After John Donne was converted to Protestantism he wrote his Holy Sonnets. In “Death, be not proud” he wrote that death itself shall die and have no victory over men. Men themselves control death with murder, justice, mercy, and other actions that can end in or prevent death. Death holds no fear for any man because it is a short and temporary separation of the body and the soul and the end result is heaven. Death itself is destroyed and defeated in a theoretical death when Christ rose from the dead.

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