<i>Jerusalem</i>'s Jesus

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603145
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731594 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Jerusalem's Jesus

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Jerusalem's Jesus is within every character and creature (including Blake's readers) — and he contains us all. Like his consort Jerusalem, he brings and embodies forgiveness; like her Blake's Jesus is a context (the body where we live) and a way of being (the love through which we create and relate) — as well as a multifaceted incarnate character. He is creative, erotic, fiery, and kind. This chapter discusses how Jesus appears and functions in Jerusalem and how biblical, theological and poetic sources — the Gospels, Pauline epistles, the Moravian Church, Swedenborg, Boehme, Milton and Edward Young's Night Thoughts – help to illuminate his character.

Keywords: body; Boehme; erotic; forgiveness; love; Milton; Moravian; Paul; Swedenborg; Edward Young

Chapter.  13106 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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