Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne's Poetic Theology: by Elizabeth S. Dodd

By Elizabeth S. Dodd

The seventeenth-century poet and divine Thomas Traherne unearths innocence in each level of life. He reveals it within the chaos on the origins of construction in addition to within the blessed order of Eden. He unearths it within the actions of grace and the wish of glory, but additionally within the trials of distress or even within the abyss of the autumn. Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne’s Poetic Theology strains innocence via Traherne’s works because it transgresses the limits of the estates of the soul. utilizing grammatical and literary different types it explores a variety of points of his poetic theology of innocence, uncovering the boundless wish that's embodied within the craving cry: ’Were all males clever and Innocent...’ recuperating and reinterpreting a key yet more and more missed topic in Traherne’s poetic theology, this e-book addresses basic misconceptions of the that means of innocence in his paintings. via a contextual and theological technique, it shows the unexplored richness, complexity and variety of this subject matter within the historical past of literature and theology.

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