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By Angela T. McAuliffe

Drawing on a wide selection of newly to be had resource fabric, Angela McAuliffe examines the roots of Pratt's non secular attitudes, together with his strict Methodist upbringing in Newfoundland and his plans to go into the ministry. She explores Pratt's early prose and unpublished poetry, together with his theses on demonology and Pauline eschatology and the unpublished poem "Clay," to track the origins of spiritual principles and motifs that happen in his later paintings. McAuliffe specializes in key motifs in Pratt's poetry, akin to his picture of and bold God, his apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of the realm, and his trust in determinism and destiny. She concludes that the variety of spiritual positions attributed to Pratt and just like God that emerges from his poetry are elements of the ironic imaginative and prescient of a guy of twentieth-century sensibility who wrestled with God and sought a medium of expression equivalent to his themes.

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