Reading Genesis in the Long Eighteenth Century

Reading Genesis in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Reassessing the long-accepted division between religion and enlightenment, Ana Acosta here traces a tissue of readings and adaptations of Genesis and Scriptural language from Milton through Rousseau to Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Acosta's interdisciplinary approach places these writers in the broader context of eighteenth-century political theory, biblical criticism, religious studies and utopianism. Establishing the relationship between biblical criticism and republican utopias, Acosta shows that important utopian visions are better understood against the background of Genesis interpretation.(Question and Answer, p. ... 34 The most important study of Frankenstein and Milton is Gilbert and Gubar. ... See also Harold Blooma#39;s discussion of the aquot; Prometheanismaquot; of Frankenstein as a Romantic reading of Paradise Lost (aquot; Introduction, aquot; inanbsp;...

Title:Reading Genesis in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Ana M. Acosta
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006

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