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Published: 21 June 2018

230 Pages


ISBN: 9780198723691

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Christina Rossetti

Poetry, Ecology, Faith

Emma Mason

Spiritual Lives

  • Provides an absorbing biographical study of renowned nineteenth-century poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
  • Argues that Rossetti's poetry reveals her theology as an argument for spiritual materialism and ecological transformation
  • Includes chapters on her work in relation to the Catholic Revival, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, contemporary debates on plant and animal being, and the relationship between grace and apocalypse
  • Suggests that Rossetti's life and work captures the experience of faith as one of loving intimacy with the minutiae of creation
  • Traces an ecological love command in her writing from her earliest poetry to her later-life devotional and biblical commentaries