Blake and the Bible

Author(s): 
Rowland, Christopher
ISBN: 
9780300112603
Date published: 
June 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

All those beguiled by the work of William Blake recognise the importance of the Bible for his poetic genius, whether as an object of criticism, or an inspiration. This book, the first substantial study for sixty years, attempts to locate Blake within the broad spectrum of Christian biblical interpretation, orthodox, heterodox, and radical. It explores the particular ways in which Blake engaged with the Bible and the distinctive interpretations that emerged, not least through the medium of images.