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Tractarian Poetry, Poetics, and the Forms of Faith

Kirstie Blair

in Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644506
eISBN:
9780191741593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644506.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses how Tractarianism revived debates over formal worship, assessing the ways in which the Oxford Movement leaders, notably Newman, Keble, and Faber, saw form as a means of ... More


Conclusion

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

Mary Leapor, of all the submerged poets, has been the one most warmly received by scholars and reviewers in the past few years. Accordingly, an examination of her work has implications for the study ... More


Introduction: Poetry and Divine Motion

Elizabeth Clarke

in Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to explore George Herbert’s success in creating the role for himself of the Reformation poet in unpromising ... More


The Religious Poetry of Christina Rossetti

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the difficulties which an explicitly Christian poem, or artwork, presents for criticism is its appearance of thematic uniformity. Readers of such a poem frequently seem to think that the ideas ... More


Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books ... More


Passionate performances – Poems erotic and divine

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the passionate connections between Donne's divine and worldly poetry. It shows that while Donne's erotic poems are more indebted to religious metaphor, his nineteen ‘Holy ... More


Christina Rossetti’s Poems: a New Edition and a Revaluation

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the works of Christina Rossetti. Rossetti presents a peculiarly useful subject through which to explore how certain writers move in or out of critical attention. In addition, ... More


Medieval Lyric

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Lyric poetry in the classical languages and various vernaculars is evident in the earliest medieval centuries, from the beginning of medieval literature. But an international style marked by shared ... More


Church Architecture, Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith Kirstie Blair

Kirstie Blair (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the formative relation between church architecture and religious poetry, particularly Tractarian poetry, in the 1830s and 1840s. It considers works from very different ... More


Introduction

Tzachi Zamir

in Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695088
eISBN:
9780190695118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction sets out the book’s main themes: a philosophical reading of Paradise Lost, in which the relationships between philosophy and literature, literature and religion, and religion and ... More


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