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The Resource Emily Brontë and the religious imagination, Simon Marsden, (electronic resource)

Emily Brontë and the religious imagination, Simon Marsden, (electronic resource)

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Emily Brontë and the religious imagination
Title
Emily Brontë and the religious imagination
Statement of responsibility
Simon Marsden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Through close readings from her literary writings - from Wuthering Heights to her poems, essays and diaries - this book explores Emily Bronte's theological beliefs"--
  • "Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves. Rejecting the idea that a single, coherent set of religious doctrines are to be found in Brontë's work, this book argues that Wuthering Heights and the poems dramatise individual experiences of faith in the context of a world in which such faith is always conflicted, always threatened. Brontë's work dramatises the experience of imaginative faith that is always contested by the presence of other voices, other worldviews. Her characters cling to visionary faith in the face of death and mortality, awaiting and anticipating a final vindication, an eschatological fulfilment that always lies in a future beyond the scope of the text"--
  • "Through close readings from her literary writings - from Wuthering Heights to her poems, essays and diaries - this book explores Emily Bronte's theological beliefs"--
  • "Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves. Rejecting the idea that a single, coherent set of religious doctrines are to be found in Brontë's work, this book argues that Wuthering Heights and the poems dramatise individual experiences of faith in the context of a world in which such faith is always conflicted, always threatened. Brontë's work dramatises the experience of imaginative faith that is always contested by the presence of other voices, other worldviews. Her characters cling to visionary faith in the face of death and mortality, awaiting and anticipating a final vindication, an eschatological fulfilment that always lies in a future beyond the scope of the text"--
  • "Through close readings from her literary writings - from Wuthering Heights to her poems, essays and diaries - this book explores Emily Bronte's theological beliefs"--
  • "Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves. Rejecting the idea that a single, coherent set of religious doctrines are to be found in Brontë's work, this book argues that Wuthering Heights and the poems dramatise individual experiences of faith in the context of a world in which such faith is always conflicted, always threatened. Brontë's work dramatises the experience of imaginative faith that is always contested by the presence of other voices, other worldviews. Her characters cling to visionary faith in the face of death and mortality, awaiting and anticipating a final vindication, an eschatological fulfilment that always lies in a future beyond the scope of the text"--
  • "Through close readings from her literary writings - from Wuthering Heights to her poems, essays and diaries - this book explores Emily Bronte's theological beliefs"--
  • "Readers of Emily Brontë's poetry and of Wuthering Heights have seen in their author, variously, a devout if somewhat unorthodox Christian, a heretic, or a visionary "mystic of the moors". Rather than seeking to resolve this matter, Emily Brontë and the Religious Imagination suggests that such conflicting readings are the product of tensions, conflicts and ambiguities within the texts themselves. Rejecting the idea that a single, coherent set of religious doctrines are to be found in Brontë's work, this book argues that Wuthering Heights and the poems dramatise individual experiences of faith in the context of a world in which such faith is always conflicted, always threatened. Brontë's work dramatises the experience of imaginative faith that is always contested by the presence of other voices, other worldviews. Her characters cling to visionary faith in the face of death and mortality, awaiting and anticipating a final vindication, an eschatological fulfilment that always lies in a future beyond the scope of the text"--
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1978-
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Marsden, Simon
Dewey number
823/.8
LC call number
PR4173
LC item number
.M37 2014
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  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Religion in literature
  • Faith in literature
  • Belief and doubt in literature
  • Eschatology in literature
  • Ambiguity in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance
Label
Emily Brontë and the religious imagination, Simon Marsden, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pageds 151-179) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
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OCM1bookssj0001040484
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
183 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781441166302
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013033640
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001040484
Label
Emily Brontë and the religious imagination, Simon Marsden, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pageds 151-179) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements \ A Note on Texts \ Introduction: The Unfinished Sentence \ 1. Enchantment \ 2. Christianity \ 3. Death and Eschatology \ 4. Faith, Doubt and Wuthering Heights \ (not) Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001040484
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
183 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781441166302
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013033640
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001040484

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