Finding the Image of God: Searching the ‘Sublime’ through works of Rene Descartes and H.P Lovecraft


  • Sayan Chattopadhyay M.A., Department of English, Adamas University Barasat, West Bengal, India



De-humanization. Infinism, Sublime, Ontological argument, Theodicy, Cosmic Horror, God


This study explores the “Sublime” and aims at clarifying the very ‘understood’ as well as ‘misunderstood’ figure or image of God(s) and showing how the established and vivid definitions of the Almighty can be discarded with the help of certain ‘Infinist’ concepts and the ‘De-Humanization’ of God. It also aims at presenting a new perspective towards the understanding of the ‘humanization’ that happened and shows the loop-holes in its definition i.e. given to date all around the world. This paper focuses upon searching the acceptability and validity of Rene Descartes’ Ontological Argument, through which I examine the image of God as I find the image of God being repeated  and, therefore, I would also raise the understandings from the Ontological Argument which is later debated through the concept of “theodicy” by Leibniz and which is altered and given an altered definition by H.P Lovecraft in the era of modernization. There has been a repeatation in the understanding of God and it’s Image. Infinism supports my statement, as it speaks of this Literature loop which is present and misunderstood very commonly as something new. A comparative methodology has been used in order to study the various theories upon God or Sublime from different ages, in order to study the changing images of God and the reasons behind it. The article presents my unique understanding of God that is different from the romantic understanding and the concept propogated in Monotheism.




How to Cite

Chattopadhyay, S. . (2021). Finding the Image of God: Searching the ‘Sublime’ through works of Rene Descartes and H.P Lovecraft. International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies , 2(4), 90-100.