Category Archives: Christ and the Body (10/2)

The Intimacy of Knowledge

William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell,  is deeply influenced by Moravian beliefs, as Blake’s work moves to capture the essence of body, soul, intimacy, and illuminations of different perceptions of seeing the world as well as different parts of ourselves. As noted by Marsha Kieth Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visionary […] Continue reading

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Blake and the Moravians’: An insight on Christianity and imagination

William Blake’s work consisted of religious influences and erotic connotations. For example, in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , he states, “But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul, is to be expunged; this I shall do, by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are […] Continue reading

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Blake’s Retribution Towards Moravians

Through his work within The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake cryptically introduces his work through a theological manifesto. The passage is encoded to subliminally represent how Blake’s distaste for Moravian beliefs is due to his troubled understanding of how Heaven and Hell are set to be different from one another. Blake discovers a fluent […] Continue reading

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The Practicing of Herz-Lev

After reading, “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visionary Art” by Marsha Schuchard, the Moravian influence in William Blake’s works are understandable. From Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, “The worship of God is. Honouring his gifts in other men each according to his genius. and loving the greatest men best, those who […] Continue reading

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“The wounds of Christ are a WHAT????”

Chris Ingle Moravian beliefs look at the wounds of Christ in quite a unique way, similar to how Blake looks at life and religion. Knowing now that his own mother was at the very least influenced by Moravian beliefs, if not a follower herself,makes total sense when we look at Blake’s work in “The Marriage […] Continue reading

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Visual Representation of Philosophy

The passage “The Voice of the Devil” from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,engages Moravian images, themes and ideas. According to Marsha Keith Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visual Art, the theme that the word should “choose Fancy rather than Philosophy” because it is separate reason in philosophy […] Continue reading

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Cursed Attributes of Humanity

In his compiled work Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake conveys several unconventional ideas and concepts inspired by Moravian beliefs, including a heavy emphasis on the body and the soul. In the first of  four “A Memorable Fancy” passages, Blake writes about encounters with the infernal depths of Hell while collecting the Proverbs of […] Continue reading

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The Procreation and Rebirth of the Sinner

The Morovian teachings Blake was exposed to had an emphasized the production of knowledge, and in turn life, through bodily means. According to Marsha Keith Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visionary Art,” Morovians believed “new souls [are] birthed [from] the gushing blood” of Jesus’ crucifixion wounds, since the phallic nails penetrate the […] Continue reading

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Religion, Sex, and Art: Blake’s Moravian Connection

For next Wednesday (10/2), students will write a post that cites the scholarly article linked below to support a specific interpretation of Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: http://bq.blakearchive.org/40.3.schuchard Provide a close reading of ONE specific passage from Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell that, in your view, engages with Moravian images, themes, […] Continue reading

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