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Title: Poetry and theology : Christian and Platonist attitudes to the fall of man in some seventeenth century Devotional Poets
Author: Grant, J. P.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3511 3417
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1966
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My main concern is to examine some of the ways in which poetry of religious experience, with special reference to the seventeenth century in England, emerges from its background of dogmatic theology. Christian dogma has exercised an enormous shaping influence in the history of both church and state, and the manner in which it is encountered and dealt with in poetry seems to me to be an important field for enquiry which has received little of the critical attention it deserves. The less dour subject of mystical theology in relation to poetry has been fairly widely dealt with, and seems to have distracted attention from the more practical and perhaps historically more disturbing question of the effects of dogma itself on experience
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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