Who Are Lost and How They're Found: Redemption and Theodicy in Wheatley, Newton, and Cowper

@article{Bilbro2012WhoAL,
  title={Who Are Lost and How They're Found: Redemption and Theodicy in Wheatley, Newton, and Cowper},
  author={Jeffrey Bilbro},
  journal={Early American Literature},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={561 - 589}
}
  • J. Bilbro
  • Published 22 September 2012
  • Art
  • Early American Literature
On February 19, 1788, the poet William Cowper wrote to his friend and minister John Newton, thanking him for his recently published Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade. And while Cowper commends Newton’s important contribution to the antislavery cause, he admits that this subject leads him to become “lost in mazes of speculation never to be unravell’d” regarding how divine justice could allow “millions of that unhappy race” to experience such misery and injustice: 
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