Wanting Like a God
Desire and Freedom in the Works of Thomas Traherne
This item is in stock and will be dispatched within 48 hours.
More than 50 units in stock.
Wanting Like a God introduces readers to the work of the 17th century metaphysical poet and theologian Thomas Traherne. Denise Inge pays particular attention to the recent discoveries of hitherto unknown manuscripts which have helped to raise Traherne's profile.
Inge convincingly leads readers to a new understanding of Traherne, not only as a poet, but also as a theologian, capable of appreciating not only blissful rejoicing but also profound darkness.
The book offers a close consideration of Traherne's literary and poetic writings, and considerably reevaluates his work, showing Traherne as a theologian whose main concern was to trace the dynamic between desire and satisfaction that he felt defined and structured the relationship between God and human beings.
This publication provides readers with a persuasive reinterpretation of Traherne's spiritual vision and brings to market the first academic study of his work since the discovery of the Lambeth manuscripts.
Other products in this Category
Love Makes No Sense
God's Action in the World
Redefining Christian Britain
Myth of Christian Beginnings
A Theory of Primitive Christian Religion
Controversies in Queer Theology
Between Truth and Fiction
Born into Violence
Requiem for Hitler and Other New Perspectives on the German Church Struggle