Reading Genesis in the Long Eighteenth Century: From Milton to Mary Shelley

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 207 Seiten
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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.

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Genesis in the Eighteenth Century
9
Dr Miltons Guide or the Utopia Within
51
The Passion of JeanJacques Rousseau or the Dystopia Within
89
Wollstonecrafts Body Politics or Philosophy in the Bedroom
127
Frankenstein or LEducation des habitants dune petite ville
159
Bibliography
183
Index
199
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Ana M. Acosta is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA.

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