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Poetry pp 317-342 | Cite as

Poetry and Religion

  • Ruth Miller
  • Robert A. Greenberg
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Abstract

When poetry and religion meet, the poet contemplates the spirit, the soul, death, fate, purpose, meaning—that is, one or another of the issues we have seen raised in philosophical terms in the previous chapter—but brings to the interpretation of these issues some system that derives from church doctrine or some conception of God or divine principle of human destiny.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Miller
    • 1
  • Robert A. Greenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Queens College of the City University of New YorkUSA

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