Journal Article

‘In Infernal Love and Faith’: William Blake's <i>The Marriage of Heaven and Hell</i>

Robert W. Rix

in Literature and Theology

Volume 20, issue 2, pages 107-125
Published in print June 2006 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online June 2006 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frl014
‘In Infernal Love and Faith’: William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Literature
  • Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

The satirical The Marriage of Heaven and Hell has long been recognised as a key work in William Blake's literary production. Yet the precise nature of his theological dispute with the mystic philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg in this text has never been fully explained. Reinserting Blake's literary work into its original Swedenborgian context reveals it as a vivacious manifesto of antinomian theology. By examining Blake's parody of central Swedenborgian passages, it is possible to shed new light on the little understood inversion of ‘devils’ and ‘angels’, which has long frustrated analyses of the text.

Journal Article.  8193 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.