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Melville"s religious thought

an essay in interpretation.

by William Braswell

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2388.R4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 154 p. ;
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21332434M
    ISBN 100374909458

    From this vantage point, Yothers makes a vital contribution to our understanding of Melville's religious thought and its importance for his artistic project. As a contribution to Melville biography as well as criticism, this is a book not to be missed by any reader serious about connecting Melville's works to a larger understanding of his Author: Brian Yothers.   His religious life is of the particular interest here. In time prior to the book, he had conflict in interpretation of doctrine in orthodoxy and was dubious about the thought of God pre-determining man’s salvation.

    Why You, Yes You, Should Read "Moby-Dick" I’m going to be frank with you: parts of the book are an exhausting experience. “Boring” is the wrong word, but this is not a “fun” classic Author: Austin Allen. This passage comes at the end of Chap when Ishmael is forced to share a bed with the tattooed “savage” Queequeg at the Spouter-Inn. At first horrified, Ishmael is quickly impressed by Queequeg’s dignity and kindness. The homoerotic overtones of their sharing a bed and staying up much of the night smoking and talking suggests a.

    Herman Melville passed the evening with me charged to the muzzle with his sailor metaphysics and jargon of things unknowable But a good stirring evening—ploughing deep and bringing to the surface some rich fruits of thought and experience an orgie of indecency and blasphemy.   Finally, Moby Dick is a book about America after (the book was published in ). The name of the whaler is Pequod, an Indian tribe almost wiped out by Captain John Mason of Hartford and other colonists and their Indian allies in the Pequot War, The Pequod, a Mohegan group within the wider Algonquin family of fifty languages.


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Braswell, William, Melville's religious thought. New York, Pageant Books, [©] (OCoLC) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Braswell, William, Melville's religious thought.

Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, (OCoLC) Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, – Septem ) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period.

Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (), Typee (), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, a posthumously published gh his works were not widely appreciated Literary movement: Romanticism.

Concerning Herman Melville A page from The Life and Works of Herman Melville. A collection of Melvilles religious thought book various eulogies, observations, and slanders that have been heaped upon Melville Melvilles religious thought book family members and well-known personalities since Not until the early 20th century was Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick first recognized as a literary masterpiece and touted as a cornerstone of modern American literature.

Etching of Joseph O. These passages are analysed in the context of the novel's other references to India and Hindu religious thought. In an effort to interpret the significance of India and Hinduism in the novel, aspects of Melville's life and thought are also analysed.

/ The whale avatar of the Hindoos in Melville's Moby Dick. In: Literature and Theology. Cited by: 2. Melville among the Philosophers reveals the multiple philosophic dimensions of his penetrating thought and language: aesthetics, religion, gender, pragmatism, colonialism, race, politics, metaphysics, and confrontations with authority and mortality.

What this book most particularly does—and does superbly—is to enrich and expand the dialogue 5/5(1). Visionary of the Word brings together the latest scholarship on Herman Melvilles treatment of religion across his long career as a writer of fiction and poetry.

The volume suggests the broad range of Melvilles religious concerns, including his engagement with the denominational divisions of American Christianity, his dialogue with transatlantic currents in5/5.

SPROUL: The conflict in his religious upbringing certainly poured out into his personal responses to the characters in his book, in Ahab and his attempt to control and predict God absolutely.

When he was writing this book, he wrote a personal letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne and said, “I’ve written a wicked book.”. Another way Herman Melville grabs the audience’s eyes is by the way he clashes fact, fiction, and adventure into one piece of work.

According to Lois Gordon author of another essay thinks the book Moby- Dick captures the religious side, in which no man can act out the distribution of good and evil (Gordon, 1). Melville's religious position is an interesting topic and essential to his art.

The first thorough discussion of this dates back from William Braswell, Melville's Religious Thought. Over the decades, many follow-up studies have appeared.

As for the more specific points. Buy a cheap copy of Typee book by Herman Melville. Set in the paradise of a South Sea island, Typee is a combination of fact and fiction. The tale is a distortion of the life of the Typees and foreshadows the Free shipping over $Cited by:   The broad plot of Melville’s Moby-Dick is too familiar to need retelling.

What fascinates me is how the book can clasp — can so seamlessly and happily wed — a sort of philosophy to literature and religion, and to weird and occasionally demonic theology.

Melville’s poem is more t lines long and is generally considered “nearly incoherent and virtually worthless.” The author seeks to counter that impression by arguing: “Clarel is, by far, Melville’s most embittered and sustained critique of America, a critique that is, at its core, religious in nature.”5/5.

FromJohn Updike on the career of Herman Melville, and how slowing down preserved the novelist's communion with literary greatness.

You understood the pervading thought that impelled the book You were archangel enough to despise the imperfect body, and embrace the soul. Once you hugged the ugly Socrates because you saw the flame in the mouth, and heard the rushing of the demon,—the familiar,—and recognized the sound; for you have heard it in your own solitudes.

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historians perspective and a critics insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with friends like Nathaniel4/5.

utterly confounded and repents that he ever thought his reason could encompass God's ways. This is not the same as being over See, e.g., Friedman; also see Horace M. Kallen, "The Joban Philosophy of Life," in his The Book of Job as a Greek Tragedy (New York, ) and Thornton Y.

Booth, "Moby-Dick: Standing Up to God," NCF 17 (): Potter identifies two predominant lines of thought amongst Western writers and thinkers on comparative religion: one line argued that Christianity is the evolutionary result of religious faith over time, and was therefore more advanced than other religions.

The other, less popular, line of thought seeks not to rank the world’s faiths, but rather. "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville is one of the most famous and most intimidating novels ever written.

Still frequently assigned reading in school, "Moby-Dick" is a polarizing novel for many reasons: Its huge vocabulary, usually requiring at least a few trips to your dictionary; its obsession with 19th-century whaling life, technology, and jargon; the variety of literary .Melville's Marginalia Online is a virtual archive of books owned and borrowed by American author Herman Melville ().

Select "Policies" for our editorial guidelines, and "Search" for access to the site's catalog and digital copies.Moby Dick The book ‘Moby- Dick’ written by Herman Melville is a story whose setting is mostly at sea and talks of interactions between sailors and encounters with whales.

In the 41st chapter, the author in the first voice tells of the oaths that the sailors have taken against Moby Dick to hunt down and kill him. This paper also seeks to discuss the themes encompassed within this Author: Mtremblay.