Wanting Like a God Paperback

Desire and Freedom in the Works of Thomas Traherne

by Denise Inge;

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Wanting Like a God

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"Wanting Like a God" introduces readers to the work of the 17th century metaphysical poet and theologian Thomas Traherne. Denise Inge pays particular attention to the recent discoveries of hitherto unknown manuscripts which have helped to raise Traherne's profile. Inge convincingly leads readers to a new understanding of Traherne, not only as a poet, but also as a theologian, capable of appreciating not only blissful rejoicing but also profound darkness. The book offers a close consideration of Traherne's literary and poetic writings, and considerably reevaluates his work, showing Traherne as a theologian whose main concern was to trace the dynamic between desire and satisfaction that he felt defined and structured the relationship between God and human beings. This publication provides readers with a persuasive reinterpretation of Traherne's spiritual vision and brings to market the first academic study of his work since the discovery of the Lambeth manuscripts.

Wanting Like a God by Denise Inge was published by SCM Press in August 2009 and is our 41421st best seller. The ISBN for Wanting Like a God is 9780334041474.

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Details for Wanting Like a God

Page last updated 25th September 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherSCM Press (August 2009)
Number of Pages320
Thickness386 mm
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1150425
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