British romanticism, secularization, and the political and environmental implications

International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 76 (4):284-304 (2015)
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This article offers broad lessons for ways to rethink the tangled relation among religion, modernity, and the secular. After characterizing what I mean by theories of secularization and how these theories have dominated our accounts of British romanticism, I consider two poems – one by Coleridge, the other by Wordsworth – that disrupt the view that British Romanticism replaces God with nature and discipline with unencumbered freedom. I conclude by suggesting that when we disclose the language and ways of religion and practice in British Romanticism, we make more apparent its political and environmental dimensions.



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