Romanticism in Perspective:Texts, Cultures, Histories

The Sacred and Secular Canon in Romanticism

Preserving the Sacred Truths

Authors: Jasper, D.

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This book is an interdisciplinary study of Romanticism which focuses on the reception of the Biblical canon in poetry, art and theory. The Bible is acknowledged as the heart of European culture, but as its status as the sacred text of Judaism and Christianity becomes questionable, it remains at the turning-point between sacred and secular art in the modern world. The insights of Romanticism are crucial for our understanding of postmodernism as a fundamentally religious movement which acknowledges both the death and rebirth of religious language.

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DAVID JASPER is a Reader in Literature and Theology in the University of Glasgow. He holds degrees in English Literature and Theology from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Durham. The founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts, he is Editor of the Macmillan series Studies in Religion and Literature. The author of five earlier books, he has lectured widely in Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia. He is at present Vice Dean of Divinity at the University of Glasgow.

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Jasper draws an astute portrait of the evolving relationship between Scripture and literature. . .[His] argument merits thoughtful consideration. Anglican Theological Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sacred and Secular Canon in Romanticism
Book Subtitle
Preserving the Sacred Truths
Authors
Series Title
Romanticism in Perspective:Texts, Cultures, Histories
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37857-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230378575
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-69822-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 158
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