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Author Morris, David B., author.

Title The religious sublime : Christian poetry and critical tradition in 18th-century England / David B. Morris ; design by Jonathan Greene.

Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1972.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Includes index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Literary Origins of Religious Sublimity; John Dennis and the Religious Sublime; The Critical Argument: Consistent Aspects; Poetic Practice: Varieties of the Religious Sublime; Changes in Poetry and Criticism; Literature and Religion: A Speculative Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary 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 throug.
Other author Greene, Jonathan, designer.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Christian poetry, English -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780813163796 (electronic bk.)
081316379X (electronic bk.)