Courses: Seminar in Modern Christian Thought: Blake's Religion in Word & Image (RELGH360B01)

Spring 2011

An exploration of William Blake's religious imagination as expressed in the poetry & engravings of the "Illuminated Books," with special emphasis on "Songs of Innocence & Experience," "All Religions are One," "There is No Natural Religion," "The Marriage of Heaven & Hell, " " The Book of Urizon," " The Four Zoas" (not engraved) and "Milton a Poem." Our initial guiding question will be: What is the distinctive character of Blake's religious vision and how is it shaped by the interaction of word & image? We will also seek to situate Blake's religious imagination within the English tradition of Protestant religious dissent as well as in the context of Blake's own life as poet, engraver, and painter.

Fulfills: HU III Limit:15

Department

Religion (Web site)

Taught By

David Dawson (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Stokes 301

Meeting Times

Th 1:30-4:00