Blevins, Jacob. An Annotated Bibliography of Thomas Traherne Criticism: 1900-2003. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. This bibliography focuses on critical works analyzing Traherne.
_______, ed. Re-reading Thomas Traherne: A Collection of New Critical Essays. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2007. This volume contains nine well researched essays that take a modern approach to the reading of Traherne’s poetry and prose, making it more relevant in the twenty-first century.
Cefalu, Paul. “Infinite Love and the Limits of Neo-Scholasticism in the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Traherne.” In English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory: Sublime Objects of Theology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Cefalu finds elements of neo-Scholasticism and Aristotelianism in Traherne’s writings, especially his poetry, rather than mysticism and Neoplatonism.
Day, Malcolm M. Thomas Traherne. Boston: Twayne, 1982. Day’s study of Traherne’s meditations and poems focuses on his use of abstraction, paradox, and repetition to evoke in his readers a sight of eternity unlike the childlike vision earlier critics described in his work. Day provides a biographical chapter, thoughtful analyses of Traherne’s work, a chronology, and an annotated select bibliography.
De Neef, A. Leigh. Traherne in Dialogue: Heidegger, Lacan, and Derrida. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1988. De Neef’s study investigates the applicability to Traherne’s work of three popular theories, with their themes of being, psychic identity, desire, and “the discursive economy of supplementarity.”
Inge, Denise. Re-examining the “Poet of Felicity”: Desire and Redemption in the Theology of Thomas Traherne. London: University of London Press, 2002. Examines the religious views of Traherne as revealed in his poetry and prose.
_______. Wanting Like a God: Desire and Freedom in Thomas Traherne. London: SCM Press, 2009. Inge examines two important concepts in the poems of Christian poet Traherne, who argues that want is the very essence of God’s being.
Johnston, Carol Ann. “Thomas Traherne’s Yearning Subject.” In John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets, edited by Harold Bloom. Rev. ed. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2010. Examines the religious poetry and writing of Traherne, focusing on want and yearning.
Sluberski, Thomas Richard. A Mind in Frame: The Theological Thought of Thomas Traherne (1637-1674). Cleveland, Ohio: Lincoln Library Press, 2008. A biography that examines Traherne’s religious beliefs through his writings.