The language of the pulpit occupied the listener's identity while the numinous experience evoked the need for a covering of one's creaturely profaneness
, thus providing experiential confirmation to the Christ invitation.
(167.) By the King, A Proclamation for the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for Preventing and Punishing of Vice, Profaneness
and Immorality (London: printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1787), reprinted in Radzinowiez, A History of English Criminal Law, 3: 488-90.
The Fifteenth Account of the Progress made towards suppressing profaneness
and debauchery, (London, 1710), quoted in Trumbach, Sex and the Gender Revolution, 93.
British Jews were familiar with the 1698 law "for the most effectual suppression of blasphemy and profaneness
." This law made it a crime to deny the truth of Christianity and was seen as the official reason for the Jewish community to refuse converts to Judaism.
Virginia parents demanded that local militia officers oversee their sons' "moral conduct" by keeping them away from "gaming, profaneness
, and debauchery." George Washington constantly complained about militiamen's unreliability.
He was a professed enemy of Popery and profaneness
, a true friend and fautor of all godly and painful preachers ...
In contrast to this hallowed ground, a series of translucent curtains, reminiscent of a hospital intensive-care unit, divide the stage into regular, indistinguishable examining rooms, embodying "the epitome of profaneness
, since in geometry all space has exactly the same value, and the figures that are traced in this space can be done and undone without the least compunction."
In his notorious A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness
of the English Stage (1698), Collier attacks William Wycherley, John Dryden, William Congreve, Sir John Vanbrugh, and Thomas D'Urfey.
Collier, A Short View of the Immortality and Profaneness
of the English Stage
Isaac Barrow, Opuscula, Clarendon, History of the Rebellion, White Kennet, Collectanea Curiosa, John Walker, Sufferings of the Clergy, Jeremy Collier, Immorality and Profaneness
of the English Stage (1698).
Punishing of Vice, Profaneness
, and Immorality," British Journal of
Pagan that he is, Leontes imagines that his "great profaneness
against [the] oracle" (3.2.154) can end not in forgiveness and reconciliation but only in divine vengeance--the retributive deaths of Mamillius and Hermione.