Prophets of Nature
Green Spirituality in Romantic Poetry and Painting
By (author) Dr. Gordon Strachan
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Prophets of Nature by Dr. Gordon Strachan
Book DescriptionMany millennia before the present Scriptures existed, God wrote his first book, namely, nature itself. It was through this 'original Bible' that men and women of ancient times experienced the mind and will of God. It then seemed as if the eighteenth century intellectual Enlightenment closed that book forever. However, in the following century, the Romantic poets and painters rediscovered the spirit enshrined in the natural world. This perceptive study, by well-known thinker and writer Gordon Strachan, discusses the tradition of green spirituality as seen through poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, and painters such as Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich and William Turner. Strachan argues for the genuine spiritual vision of these artists before the so-called twilight of Romanticism set in. He shows that there are many deep springs of inspiration in their work which chime with our current environmental concerns.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863156571
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Floris Books
Publisher: Floris Books
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dr. Gordon Strachan
Gordon Strachan (1934-2010) was a lecturer, church minister and independent thinker. He is the author of six books: The Pentecostal Theology of Edward Irving; Christ and the Cosmos (later republished as The Bible's Hidden Cosmology); Jesus the Master Builder; Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space; The Return of Merlin; and Prophets of Nature.
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