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Kynde Craft and the Play of Paramorez: Natural and Unnatural Love in Purity.

Kynde Craft and the Play of Paramorez: Natural and Unnatural Love in Purity.

Refers to PPl as closely similar to Purity in its condemnation of sodomy as an offence against the creative and sanctifying character of the divine nature; in its view that lust, which seeks pleasure as its sole end, is a sin against life; and in its conception of sodomy as a form of pride. Suggests Purity 968 is indebted to B.14.78-80 for the suggestion that sodomy of the pre-Flood race rendered their daughters attractive to the fiend. C.16.105-06 echo Ephesians 5 in opposing kynde or natural love to coueytise; the Purity poet goes on to connect the pure and natural with the rational and divine.

Volume

Boitani and Torti, Genres, Themes, and Images 105-24.

Cross Reference

33030

Author

Schmidt, A. V. C.