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The romantic reformation : religious politics in English literature, 1789-1824

Author: Robert M Ryan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 inthis public debate.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Ryan
ISBN: 0521570085 9780521570084
OCLC Number: 36037888
Awards: Winner of Conference on Christianity and Literature Prize 1997
Winner of North American Conference on British Studies Prize 1997
Description: ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "A sect of dissenters" --
2. Blake's orthodoxy --
3. Nature's priest --
4. The irons of belief --
5. The politics of Greek religion --
6. The Christian monster --
7. The unknown God --
Conclusion: Romantic reformation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 24.
Responsibility: Robert M. Ryan.
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