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作者 Pierce, Charles E., Jr
書名 Religious Life of Samuel Johns
出版項 London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2001
國際標準書號 9780567567291 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (185 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The Anvil of Anxiety -- 2. The Crucible of Faith -- 3. The Pursuit of Piety -- 4. The Character of Fearing -- 5. The Meaning of the Journey -- 6. A Crisis of Faith -- 7. The Last Great Trial -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Samuel Johnson was a deeply religious man and he came to depend on his Christian faith as the principal means by which to endure the pain of existence. He sought throughout his life to render himself worthy of salvation, but the difficulties which he experienced in trying to maintain a high degree of religious discipline - as well as his doubts about God's ultimate concern for man and his fears of his own spiritual unworthiness - led him into periods of madness and a perpetual dread of damnation. Charles Pierce examines the effect of Johnson's religous concerns upon the formation of his complex character, and on the great moral writing that began with The Vanity of Human Wishes and ended with Rasselas. He explores the paradox of a life which was dedicated to the Christian ideal and tormented by that same ideal.   Previous works on Johnson's religious beliefs have been concerned with ascertaining what those beliefs were, and not with their effect. The main theme of this study is the importance of Johnson's beliefs in the formation of his character and their effect on the moral values expressed in his greatest writing and on the conduct of his life. It will be essential to anyone interested in the life and thought of one of the greatest English literary figures.Â
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Pierce, Charles E., Jr. Religious Life of Samuel Johns London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2001 9780485300109
主題 Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784 -- Religion.;Authors, English -- Religious life
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Alt Author Pierce, Charles E
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