Blake and the Methodists

Blake and the Methodists

by M. Farrell


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Exploring the work of William Blake within the context of Methodism – the largest 'dissenting' religious group during his lifetime – this book contributes to ongoing critical debates surrounding Blake's religious affinities by suggesting that, contrary to previous thinking, Blake held sympathies with certain aspects of Methodism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137455499
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Farrell is an independent researcher and an alumnus of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, UK, where he completed his PhD. His research interests include William Blake and the cultures of religious dissent in the Eighteenth Century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Bibliographical Note List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Blake and Methodism in Context 2. The Moravians 3. Blake, Wesley and Theology 4. Literary Culture 5. Hymnody 6. Night Thoughts 7. Blake, Wesley and Milton 8. The New Birth Conclusion Bibliography Index

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