How did eighteenth-century aesthetics come to so strongly influence not only the theology but also the practice of Christianity by the late nineteenth century? The twelve essays in Sublimer Aspects seek to answer this question by examining interfaces between literature, aesthetics, and theology from 1715-1885. In doing so, they consider the theological import of canonical writers-such as Daniel Defoe, Alexander Pope, Voltaire, and Immanuel Kant-as well as writers whose work is now experiencing a revival, namely women writers-including Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, Anne Bronte, Frances Ridley Havergal, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Adelaide Procter. The volume concludes with essays on the possibility for hope within the Christian Romanticism of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Carlyle and George Mac Donald, whose texts continue to cultivate a sense of wonder in new generations. Divided into five sections, essays by Ben Faber, Katherine Quinsey, Melora G. Vandersluis, Richard J. Lane, Natasha Duquette, Susan R. Bauman, Krista Lysack, Sandra Hagan, Roxanne Harde, Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Franceen Neufeld, and Monika Hilder address mutually interdependent connections between providence and grace, sublimity and ethics, gender and hymnody, literature and activism, and finally, aesthetics and hope.
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About the Author
Dr. Natasha Duquette is an assistant professor of English at Taylor University College where she teaches courses on eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism. Her research explores interfaces between poetics, aesthetics, and theology, with a focus on eighteenth and early nineteenth-century women writers. She is an active member of the Christianity and Literature Study Group of Canada and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.