Coleridge, The Bible, And Religion by Jeffrey W. BarbeauColeridge, The Bible, And Religion by Jeffrey W. Barbeau

Coleridge, The Bible, And Religion

byJeffrey W. Barbeau

Hardcover | December 12, 2008

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Barbeau reconstructs the system of religion that Coleridge develops in Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840). Coleridge’s late system links four sources of divinity—the Bible, the traditions of the church, the interior work of the Spirit, and the inspired preacher—to Christ, the Word.  In thousands of marginalia and private notebook entries, Coleridge challenges traditional views of the formation and inspiration of the Bible, clarifies the role of the church in biblical interpretation, and elucidates the relationship between the objective and subjective sources of revelation. In late writings that develop a robust system of religion, Coleridge conveys his commitment to biblical wisdom.

Jeffrey W. Barbeau is Associate Professor of Theological and Historical Studies at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the editor of Coleridge’s Assertion of Religion: Essays on the Opus Maximum (2006). 
Title:Coleridge, The Bible, And ReligionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:December 12, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230601340

ISBN - 13:9780230601345


Table of Contents

“Revealed” Religion and Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit * Christ, the Word: The Coleridgean Creed * The Scriptures: The Mirror of Faith * The Scriptures: The Interpretation of the Old Testament * The Scriptures: The Interpretation of the New Testament * The Church: Tradition as the Master-Key of Interpretation * The Holy Spirit: Reason and the Divine Image * The Preacher: Imagination and the Inspired Prophet *Conclusion: The Reception of Coleridge’s Religious System

Editorial Reviews

"The scholarship is massive yet focused and the context is exhilarating. It shows Coleridge's influence throughout the nineteenth century as a philosopher, political thinker, and theologian in Great Britain, Germany, and America"—Marilyn Gaull, Editor of The Wordsworth Circle