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Davis, Thomas M. 1930-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 2,472 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons  Parodies, imitations, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Honoree
Classifications: PS850.T2, 811.4
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Most widely held works about Thomas M Davis
 
Most widely held works by Thomas M Davis
14 by Emily Dickinson, with selected criticism by Emily Dickinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, followed by short critical essays
Edward Taylor vs. Solomon Stoddard : the nature of the Lord's Supper by Edward Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Taylor's "Church records," and related sermons by Edward Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Taylor's minor poetry by Edward Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tayloring shop : essays on the poetry of Edward Taylor in honor of Thomas M. and Virginia L. Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of Edward Taylor by Thomas M Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Reading of Edward Taylor is a study of Taylor's poetry in the sense that Thomas M. Davis is interested in how the nature of the poems evolves during the nearly fifty years Taylor served as minister in Westfield, Massachusetts. The first part of the book examines the long doctrinal poem, Gods Determinations, as the poem in which Taylor emerges as an accomplished poet. The final section of the poem, the "Choral Epilogue," with its emphasis on praising God in song, leads directly to the initial poems of the Preparatory Meditations, the more than two hundred meditative poems that Taylor wrote over the next forty years. The early poems in Series 1 exhibit only loosely organized sequences; some are directly prompted by the Lord's Supper, but many are related in only indirect ways to the Sacrament. These poems, in their range and celebration of the joys of grace, are some of Taylor's best. In Meditations 19-22, he writes four interlocked poems dealing with the relation of his poetry to his spiritual condition. Despite Taylor's disclaimers about the quality of his poetry, in these poems he also makes his most elevated claim about his ability to praise. What reservations he has about his ability to praise adequately are relatively minor in subsequent Meditations. But after the death of his wife, Elizabeth, Taylor reexamines the nature of his poetry and the relationship of grace to his ability to write in praise of Christ. And he begins to equate shoddy poetry with his own sin. In the central Meditations in this process, Meditations 39 and 40, the intense examination of his sinful state ("My Sin! my Sin, My God, these Cursed Dregs. . .") leads him to beg Christ to destroy his (Taylor's) sins so that his "rough Feet shall?Christ's? smooth praises sing." By the end of Series 1, he has come to accept a more limited view of the possibility of writing praise commensurate with Christ's glory. He acknowledges that until he receives the Crown of Life "I cannot sing, my tongue is tide. / Accept this Lisp till I am glorifide." He then turns at the beginning of Series 2 to the poems on typology. These poems are often mechanical, particularly those where he is too strictly bound by the large number of typological parallels. He also recognizes these limitations and moves increasingly to other texts, particularly those from the Canticles. In the allegory of the Song, Taylor finds the openness and sensuous imagery that allow him to express as fully as is possible his love of Christ and his passionate desire to be with the Bridegroom in the heavenly Garden. The more than forty Meditations based on Canticles texts near the end of Series 2 reveal Taylor's sense of drawing closer and closer to being in the Garden itself, and of replacing his "lisp" with the true voice of the glorified
College reading and college writing by Willoughby H Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of American literature by Thomas M Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Taylor's Harmony of the Gospels by Edward Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal wellness( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditions of Puritan typology by Thomas M Davis( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slivers of syntax; more emanations from Emily by Kenneth Hopkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and practice of geophysical survey design by Thomas M Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory for designing parallel track-type geophysical surveys, as well as the necessary numerical algorithms for implementing this theory, is developed which is easily applied to many different sampling problems. Within this context, survey design consists of defining the appropriate track spacing, track direction, and down-track sampling rate which will produce a set of discrete digital measurements describing the environment to a predetermined accuracy. Several practical applications are presented to illustrate the adaptability of the theory
Lines west! The story of George W. Holdrege by Thomas M Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Taylor's elegy on Deacon David Dewey by Thomas M Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Core concepts in health( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Core concepts in health seventh edition, 1996 update by Paul M Insel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Core concepts in health seventh edition( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construction and testing of a 1/24-scale continuous composite prestressed concrete bridge beam by Thomas M Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of the natural environment on MAD operations by James A Brennan( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last several years much has been learned about the natural environmental problems that influence the operation of Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) equipment. The purpose of this report is to pass this information on to those directly involved in MAD operations. The approach is non-mathematical and deals only with the basic principles involved in the detection of a small anomaly in the presence of natural environmental noise
 
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The Tayloring shop : essays on the poetry of Edward Taylor in honor of Thomas M. and Virginia L. Davis
Alternative Names
Davis, Thomas M.

Davis, Thomas M. (Thomas Marion)

Davis, Thomas Marion

Languages
English (69)

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