John Donne and the Three-Person’d God

John Donne

John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest.  He was born to a devout Roman Catholic family at a time when Catholicism was illegal in England:  His brother Henry died of a fever while imprisoned for having given sanctuary to a Catholic priest.  Many other relatives—including Sr. Thomas More—were executed for their faith. Donne officially renounced his Catholic faith in mid-life, perhaps because of his political ambitions.  He published two anti-Catholic polemics:  … [Read more...]