posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:42 PM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Now put all that together with his 'A Christmas Carol' and it gets interesting eh?
I'm wondering how much his spiritual ventures got translated into his writing.
Christmas Carol for me is about how a mean and ungenerous soul is turned around.
Dickens had great empathy for those who suffered as this was obvious in Victorian London and other towns.
I do not think it is a well written article due to it's bias
For example The Pre Raphaelites used religous imagery and their harking back to Medieval Times was due to a romantism for nature and romance itself -
they were kicking against the soulesness of their age.
I believe both Dickens and the pre Raphaelites were using religion itself to rail against the corruption in religion.
The idea of Jesus being all loving etc is a role model which religion has stolen and put their own spin on.
My Jesus and your Jesus is what reverberates in our hearts and souls and not some one elses dogma
It would be better if Dickens were here to speak for himself rather than anothers biased interpretation.
Dante is said to be the father of chivalry and courtly love this is what Gabriel Rossetti and others held in high esteem - Dickens purchased Rossetti
They were rebels with a cause seeking what many seek today - A better and more caring world and not the wearing of dead mens shoes and their dogma.
Just a few thoughts re this article
edit on 2-3-2012 by artistpoet because: typo