Based on a comparison of early editions, manuscripts, and copies annotated by the poet himself, this edition provides a reliable text of Coleridge's last prose work, first published in 1830. Originally intended to influence public opinion on the Catholic Emancipation Bill of 1829, the work became a brief but brilliant synthesis of Coleridge's political and theological thought, whose influence extended well beyond the nineteenth century. John Colmer's introduction and notes place the work in its literary and historical context and they illuminate Coleridge's process of composition and the development of his ideas on Church and State. John Comer's introduction and notes place the work in its literary and historical context and they illuminate Coleridge's process of composition and the development of his ideas on Church and State. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.
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*Frontmatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. ix*List of illustrations, pg. xi*Acknowledgments, pg. xiii*Editorial practice, symbols, and abbreviations, pg. xv*Chronological table 1772-1834, pg. xxi*Editor's introduction, pg. xxxv*Advertisement, pg. 5*Chapter I, pg. 11*Chapter II, pg. 23*Chapter III, pg. 32*Chapter IV, pg. 37*Chapter V, pg. 42*Chapter VI, pg. 50*Chapter VII, pg. 61*Chapter VIII, pg. 71*Chapter IX, pg. 77*Chapter X, pg. 82*Chapter XI, pg. 95*Chapter XII, pg. 102*Idea of the Christian Church, pg. 113*On the third possible church, or the church of antichrist, pg. 129*Author's appendix, pg. 165*Index, pg. 239
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