The Religious Sublime Paperback

Christian Poetry and Critical Tradition in 18th-Century England

by David B Morris;

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The Religious Sublime

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This perceptive, carefully documented study challenges the traditional assumption that the supernatural virtually disappeared from eighteenth-century poetry as a result of the growing rationalistic temper of the late seventeenth century. Mr. Morris shows that the religious poetry of eighteenth-century England, while not equaling the brilliant work of seventeenth-century and Romantic writers, does reveal a vital and serious effort to create a new kind of sacred poetry which would rival the sublimity of Milton and of the Bible itself. Tracing the major varieties of religious poetry written throughout the century-by major figures and by their now vanished contemporaries-the author explains how later poets and critics made significant departures from the established norms. These changes in religious poetry thus become a valuable means of understanding the shift from a neoclassical to a Romantic theory of literature.

The Religious Sublime by David B Morris was published by The University Press of Kentucky in July 2014. The ISBN for The Religious Sublime is 9780813153612.

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Details for The Religious Sublime

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky (July 2014)
Number of Pages274
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4298295
Page last updated 14th May 2018
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