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John Clare's religion

Author: Sarah Houghton-Walker
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addressing a neglected aspect of John Clare's history, Sarah Houghton-Walker engages with Clare's poetry within the context of his faith and the religious milieu in which he lived. Her book engages not only with the facts of Clare's more traditional religious habits but also with the ways in which he was inspired.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Clare; John Clare; John Clare; John Clare; John Clare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Houghton-Walker
ISBN: 9780754665144 0754665143
OCLC Number: 276406185
Description: viii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Clare's Disorganized Religion: A Context For Belief --
1. still I reverence the church': Clare and the Established Faith --
2. 'I have joind the Ranters': Alternative Denominations and Groups --
3. 'he sets his face against all mention of fairies': 'Alternative Beliefs' and Evangelical Zeal --
4. 'Learning is your only wealth': Reading and Reasoning --
5. 'faiths' lumind scroll': Clare and the Scriptures --
pt. 2. Clare's Subjective Faith --
6. 'There is a language wrote on earth & sky / By Gods own pen': The Sublime Experience of God --
7. 'long evanish'd scene': Eden and Eternity as Patterns for Faith --
8. 'There is a cruelty in all': Challenges to Faith --
9. 'a power that governs with justice': The Tenets of Clare's Faith --
Conclusion: 'Child Harold'.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: Sarah Houghton-Walker.
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