Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Samuel Butler and the end of analogy; 2. Transitional Augustan poetry; 3. Pope and mature Augustanism; 4. Thomson and the invention of the literal; 5. The four poles of the Christian imagination in relation to Augustanism; 6. The fideist reaction; 7. Johnson and fideism; Index.
An important re-evaluation of the transition from Baroque to Augustan in English literature.
"...Parker...offers a new understanding of the relationship between the Augustan mode and the modes of preceding ages." Choice "Despite this study's massive theological, historical, nd poetic frame of reference, the book is clearly written and can thus be recommended to common reader and scholar alike." SJSSC Newsletter