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Focusing particularly on literary texts, but including biographical and intellectual background, this study examines numinous feeling as it is recorded by a number of seventeenth and eighteenth-century writers: Browne, Drydcn, Pascal; Pope and Swift; Hume and Johnson; eight other poets, including Watts, Smart, Cowper, and Blake; and four novelists, including Richardson, Radcliffe, and Monk" Lewis. Professor Stock demonstrates that the Enlightenment was far more complicated than can be grasped by an exclusive focus on its rationalism and skepticism.

Originally published in 1982.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. PLATES
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTORY
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. The Plurality of Brave New Worlds.· the Numen and the Lumen
  2. pp. 9-23
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  1. High Doctrines of the Holy: The Supposed Fideism of Sir Thomas Browne, Dry den, and Pascal
  2. pp. 24-60
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  1. The Witch of Endor and the Gadarene Swine.· The Debate over Witchcraft and Miracles in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 61-116
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  1. Propping with a Twig: Rationalism and Daemonianism in Pope and Swift
  2. pp. 117-160
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  1. Terror and Awe in Mid-Century Poetry.· Watts, Akenside, Thomson, Young
  2. pp. 161-200
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  1. Skeptical and Reverent Empiricism.Hume and Johnson
  2. pp. 201-258
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  1. Spiritual Horror in the Novel: Richardson, Radcliffe, Beckford, Lewis
  2. pp. 259-313
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  1. Religious Love and Fear in Late Century Poetry: Smart, Wesley, Cowper, Blake
  2. pp. 314-373
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  1. EPILOGUE
  2. pp. 374-386
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 387-396
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400857050
MARC Record
OCLC
889251066
Pages
396
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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