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Visionary of the Word: Melville and Religion
edited by Brian Yothers, Jonathan A Cook, Brian Yothers and Jonathan A Cook
Northwestern University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-8101-3427-0 | Paper: 978-0-8101-3425-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-3426-3
Library of Congress Classification PS2388.R4V57 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.3

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Visionary of the Word brings together the latest scholarship on Herman Melville’s treatment of religion across his long career as a writer of fiction and poetry. The volume suggests the broad range of Melville’s religious concerns, including his engagement with the denominational divisions of American Christianity, his dialogue with transatlantic currents in nineteenth-century religious thought, his consideration of theological and philosophical questions related to the problem of evil and determinism versus free will, and his representation of the global contact among differing faiths and cultures. These essays constitute a capacious response to the many avenues through which Melville interacted with religious faith, doubt, and secularization throughout his career, advancing our understanding of Melville as a visionary interpreter of religious experience who remains resonant in our own religiously complex era.

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