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The romantic reformation : religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824, Robert M. Ryan

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The romantic reformation : religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824
Title
The romantic reformation
Title remainder
religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Ryan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first book to examine the literature of the Romantic period as a conscious attempt to influence the religious life of society. Robert Ryan argues that the political quarrel that preoccupied England during the Romantic period was in large part an argument about the religious character of the nation, and the the Romantics became active and conspicuous participants in this public debate
  • Where critics have traditionally viewed the Romantics as creative metaphysicians articulating private visions of a transcendent order in detachment from actual social conflict, Ryan shows instead how their religious prescriptions were formulated in response to specific historical and social circumstances
  • The writers of the time, driven by a dissatisfaction with the major religion of the day, devoted their talents to a subversion or revision of coercive systems of belief and assumed positions of leadership in a struggle for liberty of imagination in the religious sphere. This book shows how the careers of Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, and the Shelleys are radically reconfigured when viewed in the context of the period's passionate debate on religion, politics, and society
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DLC
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1941-
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Ryan, Robert M.
Dewey number
821/.709382
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR590
LC item number
.R93 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
24
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  • English poetry
  • Religion and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • English poetry
  • Religious poetry, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Romanticism
Label
The romantic reformation : religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824, Robert M. Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The politics of Greek religion
  • 6.
  • The Christian monster
  • 7.
  • The unknown God
  • Conclusion: Romantic reformation
  • 1.
  • "A sect of dissenters"
  • 2.
  • Blake's orthodoxy
  • 3.
  • Nature's priest
  • 4.
  • The irons of belief
Control code
36037888
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780521570084
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
96048380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The romantic reformation : religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824, Robert M. Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The politics of Greek religion
  • 6.
  • The Christian monster
  • 7.
  • The unknown God
  • Conclusion: Romantic reformation
  • 1.
  • "A sect of dissenters"
  • 2.
  • Blake's orthodoxy
  • 3.
  • Nature's priest
  • 4.
  • The irons of belief
Control code
36037888
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780521570084
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
96048380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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