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Death and the future life in Victorian literature and theology

Author: Michael Wheeler
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated study of the literary implications of Victorian views of the "four last things" of Christian eschatology - death, judgement, heaven and hell.

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Genre/Form: Ewiges Leben (Motiv)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wheeler
ISBN: 0521306175 9780521306171
OCLC Number: 20826264
Description: xv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. The question of biblical authority ; Analogy and the limits of language ; 'Our friend Lazarus sleepeth' : a test case --
Death. The deathbed : consolation and communication ; The grave, and the analogy of nature --
Judgment. Judgment, the intermediate state, and the millennium ; Poetic forms and apocalyptic visions ; Fiction and the sense of an ending --
Heaven. Heaven, paradise, and the kingdom ; Hymnody : heaven in the present tense ; Heaven in poetry of sacred and profane love --
Hell. The fear of hell ; The theology of hell ; 'From fearful hope into fearless despair' : some versions of hell on earth --
Tennyson : In memoriam. The authority of the heart, and the God of love ; The poet of 'the larger hope' ; 'That better world for which he was created' --
Dickens : Our mutual friend. Dickens and Christian doctrine ; The first number as proem ; 'The redeeming action of the world' : the Harmon plot ; 'Come up and be dead' : the Wrayburn plot --
Newman : The dream of Gerontius. Purgatory : 'The golden prison' ; The poem : 'The double agony' ; The oratorio : from verse drama to music drama --
Hopkins : The wreck of the Deutschland. The dolorous passion ; Part the first : 'To hero of Calvary' ; Part the second : 'Thou martyr-master' --
Appendix : the Old Testament as the book of hope.
Responsibility: Michael Wheeler.
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