Redemption in Poetry and Philosophy : Wordsworth, Kant, and the Making of the Post-Christian Imagination Hardback
by Simon Haines
A biblical understanding of redemption requires the sacrificial death of Jesus.
In the post-Christian world envisioned by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his Enlightenment contemporaries, the Christ-centric source of redemption disappears, though the human need for salvation remains. Redemption in Poetry and Philosophy explores how this need for redemption is realized in the post-Christian poetics of William Wordsworth and philosophical imagination of Immanuel Kant.
Simon Haines critiques the secular modes of salvation articulated by each figure to illustrate the shortcomings of modern, post-Christian imagination. Redemption in Poetry and Philosophy highlights the ways in which prose allegedly serves as a redemptive agent for nonbelievers in the modern age, but also engenders dangerous notions of self-redemption in contemporary Christians.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 269 pages
- Publisher: Baylor University Press
- Publication Date: 01/08/2013
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781602587793