Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
   Poet and Philosopher.
   Coleridge was the son of a country vicar and grew up in Devon. Although he never took his degree, he was educated at Cambridge University. In 1798, with William Wordsworth, he published his first selection of poems in a volume entitled Lyrical Ballads; this included the famous ‘Ancient Mariner’. He was the author of several other books of verse as well as lectures on Shakespeare, Lay Sermons, Aids to Reflection and a monograph on the constitution of Church and State. As a young man, he had contemplated a career in the Unitarian ministry; later, inspired by the writings of the Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and the German mystic, Jakob boehme, he turned to neo-Platonism and Pantheism. Then, after 1810, he turned back to the Church. He was interested in German biblical criticism and he believed that Christianity must be seen primarily as an ethical system. Coleridge is chiefly remembered as one of the greatest of the English poets; in the history of the Church, he must be seen as an important forerunner of the nineteenth-century Broad Church movement.
   J.D. Boulger, Coleridge as Religious Thinker (1961);
   T. Mcfarland, Coleridge and the Pantheist Tradition (1969);
   C.R. Sanders, Coleridge and the Broad Church Movement (1942).

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