Released on 2010-01-01Categories Religion

Centuries of Meditations

Centuries of Meditations

Author: Thomas Traherne

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616402921

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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For more than 200 years, Thomas Traherne's Centuries of Meditations was undiscovered and unpublished. The manuscript passed through many hands before finally being compiled into a book by bookseller and scholar BERTRAM DOBELL (1842-1914) in 1908. Centuries is a collection of poems written to express the rapture of life lived in accordance with God. Yet Dobell is careful to state that even though Traherne was a clergyman, there is plenty of beauty to be found in his poetry that does not require specific belief in Christianity or in God. Readers of many ages and persuasions will be touched by Traherne's passages on love and belonging.
Released on 2018-08-07Categories History

Centuries of Meditations: Reflections on Religion, the Morality of Man, and the Truth as Divined by God Through Jesus Christ

Centuries of Meditations: Reflections on Religion, the Morality of Man, and the Truth as Divined by God Through Jesus Christ

Author: Thomas Traherne

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359010172

Category: History

Page: 126

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Centuries of Meditations is a devotional manual from the English literary Thomas Traherne; undiscovered for over 200 years, this manuscript was first published in the early 20th century. During his lifetime Thomas Traherne was primarily famed for his verses, which gained a fair degree of recognition among readers of his era. A deeply religious man, Traherne embarked on reflections pertinent to Christian faith, such as the soul of man, and how believers attain closeness with the Lord God. A naturalist, Traherne frequently alludes to the beauty and harmony of nature which he viewed as the pure and untrammeled embodiment of God's creation. Centuries of Meditation is a compilation of devotional thoughts, arranged into five distinct centuries. At times contemplative, at times resemblant of a sermon, we find here Traherne at his most poignant. The nature of man's soul and its connection to the divine, sees the author take on mystical and deeply thoughtful lines of expression.
Released on 2019-10-02Categories

Centuries

Centuries

Author: Thomas Traherne

Publisher:

ISBN: 1684223989

Category:

Page: 252

View: 795

2019 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. The work for which Traherne is best known today is the Centuries, a collection of short paragraphs in which he reflects on Christian life and ministry, philosophy, happiness, desire and childhood. This was first published in 1908 after having been rediscovered in manuscript ten years earlier. Traherne's writings frequently explore the glory of creation and what he perceived as his intimate relationship with God. His writing conveys an ardent, almost childlike love of God, and is compared to similar themes in the works of later poets William Blake, Walt Whitman, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. His love for the natural world is frequently expressed in his works by a treatment of nature that evokes Romanticism--two centuries before the Romantic movement.
Released on 2003Categories Literary Criticism

Critical Survey of Poetry

Critical Survey of Poetry

Author: Philip K. Jason

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: UCSC:32106016020585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

View: 512

Presents alphabetized profiles of nearly seven hundred significant poets from around the world, providing biographies, primary and secondary bibliographies, and analysis of their works.
Released on 2014-05-14Categories Authors, English

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries

Author: Book Builders LLC.

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108698

Category: Authors, English

Page: 817

View: 682

Presents a two-volume A to Z reference on English authors from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, providing information about major figures, key schools and genres, biographical information, author publications and some critical analyses.