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The Apocalypse in England

Revelation Unravelling, 1700–1834

  • Authors
  • Christopher Burdon

Part of the Studies in Literature and Religion book series (SLR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 5-30
  4. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 31-66
  5. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 67-89
  6. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 90-133
  7. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 134-173
  8. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 174-208
  9. Christopher Burdon
    Pages 209-218
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-251

About this book

Introduction

The Apocalypse of John is perhaps the most alluring and dangerous text in any scripture. This study looks at English responses to it in political pamphlets and scholarly exegesis, in poetry and preaching and visual art. Those who set out to find enduring meaning in the book failed. Yet in the post-Christian re-writings of Revelation by Shelley and Blake, John's own dynamic of unveiling comes to life, subverting the structures of power and reading built on the visions of Patmos.

Keywords

Coleridge Percy Bysshe Shelley revolution Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Blake

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