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AuthorHoyles, John. author
TitleThe Edges of Augustanism [electronic resource] : The Aesthetics of Spirituality in Thomas Ken, John Byrom and William Law / by John Hoyles
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1972
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Descript IX, 164 p. online resource


It has recently been argued that the 18th century can no longer be 1 seen as gripped in the strait-jacket of Augustanism and Neoclassicism. Such labels are seen as doing less than justice to the rich variety of individual talents and intellectual trends which collectively constitute 18th century culture. While welcoming the interment of the longยญ standing myth of the peace of the Augustans, there seems little point in placing an interdict on labels which, willy-nilly, have stuck. In economic, social and ecclesiastical terms there is an age between 1689 and 1789 whose homogeneity is reflected in its cultural products. There is a mainstream which the strength and variety of counterยญ currents and cross-currents corroborate rather than disintegrate. It is the purpose of this study to reveal some aspects of this mainstream by examining certain cross-currents which overlap its edges. Hence the choice of Thomas Ken (1637-1711), John Byrom (1692-1763) and William Law (1686-1761)


One โ{128}{148} Ken -- 1. The Critical Heritage -- 2. The Religious Background -- 3. The Aesthetics of Infinity -- 4. Neoclassicism -- 5. The Metaphysical Tradition -- 6. Poetic Diction -- Two โ{128}{148} Byrom and Law -- 7. Light and Enlightenment -- 8. Deism and Modernism -- 9. From Quietism to Evangelicalism -- 10. Theological Renewal -- 11. Nature and Enthusiasm -- 12. Psychology and Aesthetics -- Conclusion -- Appendices

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