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By Heidi J. Snow

ISBN-10: 1409465918

ISBN-13: 9781409465911

Exploring the connection among poverty and faith in William Wordsworth’s poetry, Heidi J. Snow demanding situations the conventional view that the poet’s early years have been basically irreligious. She argues that this concept, in keeping with the equation of Christianity with Anglicanism, discount rates the richly various theological panorama of Wordsworth’s adolescence. examining Wordsworth’s poetry within the context of the variety of theological perspectives represented in his milieu, Snow exhibits that poems just like the day trip reject Anglican orthodoxy in prefer of a meld of Quaker, Methodist, and deist theologies. instead of help a story of Wordsworth’s lifestyles as a trip from atheism to orthodoxy or maybe from radicalism to conservatism, consequently, Wordsworth’s physique of labor constantly makes a case for a delicate method of the matter of the terrible that depends upon a multifaceted theological point of view. To reconstruct the non secular context within which Wordsworth wrote in its complexity, Snow makes huge use of the fabrics within the list workplaces of the Lake District and the spiritual sermons and congregational files for the orthodox Anglican, evangelical Anglican, Methodist, and Quaker congregations. Snow’s depiction of the a number of non secular traditions within the Lake District complicates our realizing of Wordsworth’s theological impacts and his perspectives at the poor.

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