God in Nature vs God in Man

James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California


Note 51 to the Chapter 8 of the author's Tennyson's Major Poems, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

Also, incidentally, what we know to be Tennyson's own beliefs: "I believe in God, not from what I see in Nature, but from what I find in man" (Memoir, 2: 374).


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