TITLE

Deepening thrust of the sword: On the religious satire of Jonathan Swift

AUTHOR(S)
Wang Ai-yan
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
US-China Foreign Language;May2008, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Through close reading of Jonathan Swift's religious works and his novel, this essay traces his deepening critical attitudes towards religion. From A tale of a tub, to "An arguments against abolishing Christianity", to Gulliver's travels, the targets of his ridicule become larger and larger, and the sword of his satire goes deeper and deeper, from Roman Catholic and Puritans, to the declining Christianity, and to all religions in general, which reflects his uncompromising stance as an Enlightener.
ACCESSION #
33131372

 

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