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Wesley, too, was a bricoleur in his role as prolific editor and publisher of existing works: The links between Methodism and dissenting literary culture are various and complex. 37 He did not produce a definitive work of systematic theology but rather edited and published those works from diverse religious traditions that affected him the most. In itself, this literary enterprise is a mode of bricolage: He edited works by members of the several branches of the Church of England, including High Churchmen, such as Ken and Law; Cambridge Platonists, such as Smith, Cudworth, and More; orthodox Anglicans of no particular grouping, such as Taylor, Sanderson, and Barrow; and Latitudinarians, such as Patrick and Tilloston.

Wesley, too, was a bricoleur in his role as prolific editor and publisher of existing works: The links between Methodism and dissenting literary culture are various and complex. 37 He did not produce a definitive work of systematic theology but rather edited and published those works from diverse religious traditions that affected him the most. In itself, this literary enterprise is a mode of bricolage: He edited works by members of the several branches of the Church of England, including High Churchmen, such as Ken and Law; Cambridge Platonists, such as Smith, Cudworth, and More; orthodox Anglicans of no particular grouping, such as Taylor, Sanderson, and Barrow; and Latitudinarians, such as Patrick and Tilloston.

Blake does not propose to re-write the existing Bible, but rather to provide an alternative way of reading it as it already exists, that is, ‘in its infernal or diabolical sense’: reading the Bible infernally effectively entails re-writing it through a radical re-reading of it. Blake’s relationship to writers and poets, both historical and contemporary, is therefore not simply one of inheritance, but of radical transformation. Bricolage also refers to Blake’s use of typology, in particular his representation of Christ.

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