英国非国教会の伝統とD. H. ロレンス Nonconformist Tradition and D. H. Lawrence

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Abstract

In their well-known controversy, T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis, while being opposed as to the evaluation of the Nonconformist tradition and its influence on Lawrence, agreed on one thing: that Lawrence owed much to his Nonconformist upbringing. Succeeding debates among other critics, however, have not been conclusive, largely because they did not base their arguments on historical evidence and therefore could not decide on the exact nature of his inheritance.<br>This paper attempts to demonstrate what Lawrence's inheritance was by examining Nonconformism at the turn of the century. Special attention will be paid to R. J. Campbell, the proponent of the immanentistic “New Theology, ”and Robert Reid, the minister of the Eastwood Congregational Church. Campbell will be shown to have played a significant role in Lawrence's departure from Nonconformism. Reid's attitude to modern ideas, such as the New Theology and evolutionism, will reveal the difficulty Congregationalists had in maintaining orthodoxy in the face of widespread immanentism and scientific discoveries.

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  • Japan D.H. Lawrence Studies

    Japan D.H. Lawrence Studies 1993(3), 1-18, 1993

    THE D. H. LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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