Category Archives: Moravians

Blake and Revolution: Can Christians Promote Revolution?

As we discussed last week, Blake was inspired by Moravian beliefs in his art and writing. When talking about revolution and fighting back, you would think that is one of the most anti-christian things that a person could do. I think in a weird way, the Moravian beliefs almost encourage Revolution, but through peace and […] Continue reading

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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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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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Sex, Religion, and Poetic Vision

For next Wednesday (9/25), students will write posts as comments to one of my former students: http://williamblakeandenlightenmentmedia.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/blake-zinzendorf-nuns-et-al/ Help this student develop a coherent interpretation by providing a close reading of a passage from Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell that, in your view, has strong Moravian images, themes, and overtones.  You are also free to respond […] Continue reading

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