Revelation and Knowledge: Romanticism and Religious Faith
Ross Woodman's Sanity, Madness, Transformation was an adventurous exploration of the links between madness in Romantic writing and modern literary and psychoanalytic theory. Revelation and Knowledge picks up where his previous work left off by tracing the profound connections and gaps between religious and poetic faith in the works of the British Romantic poets.
Woodman and Joel Faflak focus on the clash in these authors' works between depth psychology and mysticism in the context of post-Enlightenment crises of belief. They also delve into the treatment of revelation in Romantic poetry, expanding on the concept through nuanced examinations of specific Eastern and Western religious traditions. Revelation and Knowledge showcases Woodman's trademark ability to combine literary criticism with autobiography, resulting in a surprising work that is also uniquely daring.
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- Page Count: 272 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.4in
Reviews‘Revelation and Knowledge is a highly fascinating insight into the life and work of an eminent scholar in the field of Romanticism…. Woodman shows us how a life-long occupation with poetry may aid us in analyzing the very madness within ourselves.’
European Romantic Review, vol 24:01:2013
Author InformationRoss Woodman is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario.
Joel Faflak is professor of English and Theory at Western University, where he was also the Inaugural Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
Table of contents
Dedication and Acknowledgments
Sources and Abbreviations
Joel Faflak (University of Western Ontario)
To the Reader
- "I hold it towards you"
- Transcendent and Transcendental
- "The Furnaces the Stomach for digestion"
- The Fourfold
- The Hidden Imam
- Mental Fight
- Revelation and Madness
Subjects and Courses