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The Resource Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion", Nancy Easterlin

Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion", Nancy Easterlin

Label
Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion"
Title
Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion"
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Easterlin
Title variation
Wordsworth and the question of romantic religion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book draws on research in the psychology and sociology of religion to offer a reinterpretation of transcendent experiences, metaphysical concerns, and conflicting beliefs - the religious dimension - of some of Wordsworth's major poetry. Applying a novel interdisciplinary paradigm developed out of studies of religion, Nancy Easterlin suggests Wordsworth's work at times demonstrates a tendency to resolve conflicting beliefs and experiences through the formal and semantic unities of poetry." "While analyses of the religiousness of romanticism are sometimes marred by an imprecise or shifting definition of the word religion, the method adopted by Easterlin encourages clarification of the issues and phenomena under discussion. Hence, she indicates at the outset that stable religious belief typically requires both a public and a private dimension, joining orthodox commitment and structure to private experiences of enlightenment." "This definition of religion underlies the present interpretation and provides the basis for the author's assertion that the religious elements of Wordsworth's poetry are chronically problematical. For in the poetry, the private dimension of religious experience exists to the exclusion of systematic belief, and vice versa." "Easterlin finally asserts that Wordsworth's poetical decline was the result of a conflict between the need for the certainties of orthodox faith and the naturalistic beliefs resulting from his personal experience and poetic explorations. Wordsworth's later Anglican faith is impersonal and unconvincing, for it rests on the ideal of mystical types of experience which for the poet had led to naturalistic faith and a discursive, speculative poetics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Easterlin, Nancy
Dewey number
821/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5892.R4
LC item number
E27 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religious poetry, English
  • Romanticism
  • Religion and literature
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion", Nancy Easterlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Transcendent experience, religious orthodoxy, and the mediations of poetry -- Intellectual vision and self-qualifying structure in "Tintern Abbey" -- Self-qualification and naturalistic monism in the Prelude -- Too much liberty: The sonnet and the recompense of institutions
Control code
33208137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780838753095
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95042863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Wordsworth and the question of "romantic religion", Nancy Easterlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Transcendent experience, religious orthodoxy, and the mediations of poetry -- Intellectual vision and self-qualifying structure in "Tintern Abbey" -- Self-qualification and naturalistic monism in the Prelude -- Too much liberty: The sonnet and the recompense of institutions
Control code
33208137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780838753095
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95042863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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