Thursday, February 26, 2009

Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought - Martin Priestman

There is no God!
Nature confirms the faith his death-groan sealed:
The exterminable spirit it contains
Is nature's only God; but human pride
Is skilful to invent most serious names

Priestman's study adds the obvious but still overlooked and unquestionably important feature of atheism, especially as it gets expressed in the discourse of Romantic poetry. By addressing attacks (both oblique and direct) on conventional religion expressed in Romantic poetry, Priestman presents us with a study that is long overdue. Amazon

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