William Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty by Heidi J. Snow

By Heidi J. Snow

Exploring the connection among poverty and faith in William Wordsworth’s poetry, Heidi J. Snow demanding situations the normal view that the poet’s early years have been essentially irreligious. She argues that this concept, in keeping with the equation of Christianity with Anglicanism, discount rates the richly assorted theological panorama of Wordsworth’s early life. analyzing Wordsworth’s poetry within the context of the variety of theological perspectives represented in his milieu, Snow exhibits that poems just like the day trip reject Anglican orthodoxy in want of a meld of Quaker, Methodist, and deist theologies. instead of help a story of Wordsworth’s lifestyles as a trip from atheism to orthodoxy or maybe from radicalism to conservatism, consequently, Wordsworth’s physique of labor continuously makes a case for a delicate method of the matter of the terrible that depends on a multifaceted theological viewpoint. To reconstruct the non secular context during which Wordsworth wrote in its complexity, Snow makes broad use of the fabrics within the list places of work of the Lake District and the spiritual sermons and congregational documents for the orthodox Anglican, evangelical Anglican, Methodist, and Quaker congregations. Snow’s depiction of the a number of non secular traditions within the Lake District complicates our figuring out of Wordsworth’s theological affects and his perspectives at the poor.

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