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When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought$
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Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001

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Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

(p.239) 10 Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900
When Souls Had Wings

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Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Coleridge are only the most prominent names among the Romantics, as is Alfred, Lord Tennyson among the Victorians, and Ralph Waldo Emerson among the Transcendentalists, to espouse preexistence.

Keywords:   Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato, Romanticism, Alfred Lord Tennyson, theosis, Thomas Taylor, Transcendentalism, William Wordsworth, Victorians

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