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Rituals of spontaneity [electronic resource] : sentiment and secularism from free prayer to Wordsworth / Lori Branch.

By: Branch, Lori.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 348 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781429467797 (electronic bk.); 1429467797 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Spontaneity (Philosophy) in literature | English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Christian literature, English -- History and criticism | Sentimentalism in literature | Secularism in literature | Christianity and literature -- Great Britain -- History | Christianity and culture -- Great Britain -- History | Prayer -- History | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Riten | Christliche Literatur | Spontaneit�at | Englisch | Geschichte 1500-1700Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rituals of spontaneity.DDC classification: 820.9/384 Other classification: 11.00 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The rejection of liturgy, the rise of free prayer, and modern religious subjectivity -- "As blood is forced out of flesh" : spontaneity and the wounds of exchange in Grace abounding and The pilgrim's progress -- "True enthusiasm" : moral sense philosophy and fissures of the secular self in Shaftesbury's private writings -- At the Sign of the Bible and Sun : John Newbery, The vicar of Wakefield, and the ghost of Christopher Smart -- Wordsworth's "spontaneous overflow" and the "high service within" : from Lyrical ballads to Ecclesiastical sonnets.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-320) and index.

The rejection of liturgy, the rise of free prayer, and modern religious subjectivity -- "As blood is forced out of flesh" : spontaneity and the wounds of exchange in Grace abounding and The pilgrim's progress -- "True enthusiasm" : moral sense philosophy and fissures of the secular self in Shaftesbury's private writings -- At the Sign of the Bible and Sun : John Newbery, The vicar of Wakefield, and the ghost of Christopher Smart -- Wordsworth's "spontaneous overflow" and the "high service within" : from Lyrical ballads to Ecclesiastical sonnets.

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