Emily Dickinson's Approving God: Divine Design and the Problem of Suffering
"Focusing on Emily Dickinson's poem "Apparently with no surprise," Keane explores the poet's embattled relationship with the deity of her Calvinist tradition, reflecting on literature and religion, faith and skepticism, theology and science in light of continuing confrontations between Darwinism and design, science and literal conceptions of a divine Creator"--Provided by publisher.
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