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Thomas Traherne: Further reading

The books listed below are not exclusively about Traherne, but either contain significant sections on Traherne, or provide useful background reading.

Allchin, A M (Donald), Participation in God: A Forgotten Strand in Anglican Tradition, London, Longman and Todd 1988
ISBN 978-0819214089  Find out more

Allchin, A M (Donald), The Joy of All Creation: An Anglican Meditation on the Place of Mary, Liverpool, New City 1993 (revised edition)
ISBN 978-0904287486  Find out more

Bloom, Harold (ed), John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Poets, New York, Chelsea House 1986
ISBN 978-0877546771  Find out more

Blythe, Ronald, A Writer’s Day - Book, Nottingham, Trent Editions 2006
ISBN 978-1842331248  Find out more

Charlton, James, Non-Dualism in Eckhart, Julian of Norwich and Traherne: A Theopoetic Reflection, New York and London, Bloomsbury Academic 2012
ISBN 978-1441146786  Find out more

Collinson, Patrick, From Cranmer to Sancroft: English Religion in the Age of Reformation, London, Hambledon Continuum 2006
ISBN 978-1852851187  Find out more

De Waal, Esther, Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness, Norwich, Canterbury Press 2012
ISBN 978-1848252851  Find out more

Dickson, Donald R, The Fountain of Living Waters: The Typology of the Waters of Life in Herbert, Vaughan and Traherne, Columbia, University of Missouri Press 1987
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Dodd, Elizabeth S., ‘The Sacramental Image of the Child in the Thought of Thomas Traherne and its Theological Significance’ in Lawson, Kevin E (ed), Understanding Children’s Spirituality, Eugene, Oregon, Cascade Books 2012
ISBN 978-1610975254  Find out more

Drury, John, Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert, Allen Lane 2013
ISBN 9781846142482  Find out more  |  Read notes

Ellrodt, Robert, Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2000
ISBN 978-0198117384  Find out more  |  Read notes

Foltz, Bruce V, The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible, New York, Fordham University Press 2014
ISBN 978-0823254651  Find out more

Ford, David, Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2007
ISBN 978-0521698382  Find out more

Grant, Patrick, The Transformation of Sin: Studies in Donne, Herbert, Vaughan and Traherne, Amherst, MA, University of Massachusetts Press 1974
ISBN 978-0870231582  Find out more

Hager, Alan, The Age of Milton: An Encyclopaedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press 2004
ISBN 978-0313310089  Find out more

Hill, Christopher, Collected Essays, Volume 2: Religion and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England, Amherst, MA, University of Massachusetss Press 1985
ISBN 978-0870235955  Find out more

Jennings, Elizabeth, Every Changing Shape, Manchester, Carcanet Press 1996 (new edition)
ISBN 978-1857542479  Find out more

Low, Anthony, Love’s Architecture: Devotional Modes in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry, New York, New York University Press 1978
ISBN 978-0814749852  Find out more

Mahood, M M, Poetry and Humanism, New York, Norton 1970
ISBN 978-0393005332  Find out more

Martz, Louis L, The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne and Milton, New Haven and London, Yale University Press 1964
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Matthews, Melvyn, Awake to God, London, SPCK 2006
ISBN 978-0281058013  Find out more

McColley, Diane Kelsey, Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell, Aldershot, Ashgate 2007
ISBN 978-0754660484  Find out more

McIntosh, Mark A, Discernment and Truth: The Spirituality and Theology of Knowledge, New York, The Crossroad Publishing Company 2004
ISBN 978-0824521382  Find out more

Newey, Edmund, Children of God: The Child as Source of Theological Anthropology, Farnham, Ashgate 2012
ISBN 978-1409434108  Find out more

Reid, David, The Metaphysical Poets, Harlow, Longman/Pearson Education 2000
ISBN 978-0582298354  Find out more

Smith, Julia J, Susanna Hopton: Parts I and II, in Volume 7 of Printed Writings, 1641 - 1700: Part 4, The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works, Series 2, Farnham, Ashgate 2010
ISBN 978-0754663201  Find out more

Willy, Margaret, Life Was Their Cry, London, Evans Brothers 1950
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Wirzba, Norman, The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age, New York, Oxford University Press 2003
ISBN 978-0195157168  Find out more