Chapter 1. Transfiguring God: Religion, Revolution, Romanticism

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Robert M. Maniquis

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch1

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Maniquis, R. M. (2009) Transfiguring God: Religion, Revolution, Romanticism, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563



  • transfiguring God - religion, revolution, romanticism;
  • Methodist enthusiasm spreading everywhere - within and without Anglican Church;
  • fragility of enlightenment;
  • imagination, or spiritual reinvention – new de-Christianized or re-Christianized world;
  • reimagining God - God becoming opaque;
  • religious ruptures and recuperations of religion - from Romantics through twentieth-century literature;
  • modern transfigurations of God – in post-French revolutionary Romanticism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Fragility of Enlightenment

  • Imagination, or Spiritual Reinvention

  • Reimagining God

  • The Gods in Twilight

  • References and Further Reading