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This paper responds to the idea that the lines of connection between the Victorians and God had broken down so that God himself seemed to have slipped away from where he used to be. The writer uses the beliefs of Oscar Wilde, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Robert Browning as writers who reflect this idea in some degree and whose works react to the attitudes of their time and so comment on them.
From the Paper:"During the Victorian age, writers of various sorts begin to see the period as one in which the lines of connection between the Victorians and God had broken down so that God himself seemed to have slipped away from where he used to be. The view was that He no longer inhered in the world as the force binding all men and things together. The belief was that He could only to be experienced negatively as a terrifying absence, leaving man "wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born." This had the effect of leaving society in a state of disconnection: between man and nature, man and man, and man and God."
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