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By Jeffrey W. Barbeau

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Barbeau reconstructs the procedure of faith that Coleridge develops in Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840). Coleridge's past due method hyperlinks 4 assets of divinity the Bible, the traditions of the church, the inner paintings of the Spirit, and the encouraged preacher to Christ, the be aware. In millions of marginalia and personal computer entries, Coleridge demanding situations conventional perspectives of the formation and thought of the Bible, clarifies the position of the church in biblical interpretation, and elucidates the connection among the target and subjective assets of revelation. In past due writings that improve a strong approach of faith, Coleridge conveys his dedication to biblical knowledge.

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Anglican clergy mimicked Methodist class meetings and sought to meet the needs of devout Anglicans by providing them with cottage meetings. While remaining under clerical rather than lay control, cottage meetings approached the characteristic “informality” and “intimacy” of the Methodist classes (Knight 40). Across sectarian divisions, an emphasis on pietistic biblical study became a commonplace of English church life by the turn of the century. Private Bible reading often required the aid of additional commentary and notation for adequate comprehension by the layperson.

Controversies beset the churches in England amid the escalating intellectual and spiritual ferment. Meanwhile, in Coleridge’s view, the Bible suffered neglect: “A single word characterizes the Religion of this Country. e. no Religion. —But as Leighton finely observes—The cold & the Darkness are often greatest just before the Break of Dawn” (CN V 5607). Coleridge attempted to set a new course for English Christians through a renewed vision of “revealed” religion. 28 Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion Coleridge’s Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit addresses the problem of biblical authority by reinvigorating the traditional Christian belief in the “two-fold character of the Scriptures” (CN V 5721).

Wherever a thing, power, or principle in a higher dignity is expressed by the same thing, power, or principle in a lower but more known form” (AR 205). Analogies declare facts through different subjects that share a resemblance. ” By contrast, metaphors and allegories provide “illustration” by means of similarity. Metaphors are similes “where the subject intended by the Likeness together with the conjunctions or particles of Similitude or equation (as, like as, so &c) is understood, but not expressed” (CN IV 4711).

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