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Faith and practice: Islamic perspectives on Robert Browning

Anis, Rehnuma and Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2020) Faith and practice: Islamic perspectives on Robert Browning. Intellectual Discourse, 28 (1). pp. 129-148. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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One of the greatest poets of the Victorian period, Robert Browning is taught universally from school through university levels. Given such magnitude, the multifaceted poet deserves research attention from various perspectives. A fascinating aspect of his poetry is that, in spite of his refusal to be labelled as a Christian, he displays strong faith in God and the afterlife. His poetry is steeped in religious connotations that derive heavily from the Bible. There are striking similarities between many concepts preached by Islam and Christianity. It will be interesting to view his poetry from the perspective of the former. Islam emphasises its own unique concepts and values to help its adherents achieve their vision of success. Browning, though accepting the central ideas of Christianity, deviates from it conceptually. Given this background, this article attempts to evaluate his notion of faith and its practice from Islamic perspectives and discover where the poet’s ideas converge with those of Islam and where they differ.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/80997
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robert Browning, Islam and English literature, comparative religion, Islam and Christianity, faith and practice, the Christian clergy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.8 Universality of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 17:29
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 10:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80997

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