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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Rufus Dawes : His Natural and Spiritual Life
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Runcie considers His Natural Life in relation to the search for a moral framework by John Stuart Mill and others to replace the outdated one of the first half of the nineteenth century. Runcie argues that His Natural Life is a dramatization of the failure of contemporary society to adequately deal with religion, government and personal spirituality. Rufus Dawes' spiritual life is the innermost subject of the novel as he experiences a descent and ascent before reclaiming his name, Devine, at the end of the novel.

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    y separately published work icon Southerly vol. 45 no. 1 March 1985 Z589037 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 62-80
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    y separately published work icon The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 9
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