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The religion of empire : political theology in Blake's prophetic symbolism, G.A. Rosso

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The religion of empire : political theology in Blake's prophetic symbolism
Title
The religion of empire
Title remainder
political theology in Blake's prophetic symbolism
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G.A. Rosso
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Language
eng
Summary
The Religion of Empire: Political Theology in Blake's Prophetic Symbolism is the first full-length study devoted to interpreting Blake's three long poems, showing the ways in which the Bible, myth, and politics merge in his prophetic symbolism. In this book, G.A. Rosso examines the themes of empire and religion through the lens of one of Blake's most distinctive and puzzling images, Rahab, a figure that anchors an account of the development of Blake's political theology in the latter half of his career. Through the Rahab figure, Rosso argues, Blake interweaves the histories of religion and empire in a wide-ranging attack on the conceptual bases of British globalism in the long eighteenth century. This approach reveals the vast potential that the question of religion offers to a reconsideration of Blake's attitude to empire. The Religion of Empire also reevaluates Blake's relationship with Milton, whose influence Blake both affirms and contests in a unique appropriation of Milton's prophetic legacy. In this context, Rosso challenges recent views of Blake as complicit with the nationalism and sexism of his time, expanding the religion-empire nexus to include Blake's esoteric understanding of gender. Foregrounding the role of female characters in the longer prophecies, Rosso discloses the variegated and progressive nature of Blake's apocalyptic humanism
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1954-
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Rosso, G. A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature, religion, and postsecular studies
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  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Political theology
  • Epic poetry, English
  • Prophecies in literature
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Epic poetry, English
  • Political and social views
  • Political theology
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Religion
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The religion of empire : political theology in Blake's prophetic symbolism, G.A. Rosso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reading Blake's long poems -- The biblical roots of Blake's political theology -- The harlot and hermaphrodite : Rahab symbolism in The Four Zoas -- The birth of Rahab : a reading of the Bard's song in Milton -- The divided emanation in Milton -- The veil of moral virtue in Jerusalem -- The abomination of desolation : empire and apocalypse in Jerusalem -- Conclusion : building Jerusalem?
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ocn972477942
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvii, 274 pages, 8 pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780814274347
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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22573/ctvsgkzv4
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972477942
Label
The religion of empire : political theology in Blake's prophetic symbolism, G.A. Rosso
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reading Blake's long poems -- The biblical roots of Blake's political theology -- The harlot and hermaphrodite : Rahab symbolism in The Four Zoas -- The birth of Rahab : a reading of the Bard's song in Milton -- The divided emanation in Milton -- The veil of moral virtue in Jerusalem -- The abomination of desolation : empire and apocalypse in Jerusalem -- Conclusion : building Jerusalem?
Control code
ocn972477942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 274 pages, 8 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814274347
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvsgkzv4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972477942

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