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By Martin Priestman

Romantic Atheism explores the hyperlinks among English Romantic poetry and the 1st burst of outspoken atheism in Britain from the 1780s onwards. Martin Priestman examines the paintings of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and Keats of their such a lot intellectually radical classes, constructing the intensity in their engagement with such discourses, and occasionally their energetic participation. equivalent realization is given to much less canonical writers: such poet-intellectuals as Erasmus Darwin, Sir William Jones, Richard Payne Knight and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and controversialists together with Holbach, Volney, Paine, Priestley, Godwin, Richard Carlile and Eliza Sharples (these final particularly representing the shut hyperlinks among punishably outspoken atheism and radical working-class politics). primarily, the e-book conveys the buzz of Romantic atheism, whose dramatic appeals to new advancements in politics, technology and comparative mythology lend it a protean strength belied through the typical and more moderen perception of 'loss of faith'.

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