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The Resource Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England : from Dickens to Eliot, Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England : from Dickens to Eliot, Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

Label
Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England : from Dickens to Eliot
Title
Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England
Title remainder
from Dickens to Eliot
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book places Dickens and Wilkie Collins against such important figures as John Henry Newman and George Eliot in their response to the religious crisis of mid-nineteenth century England. In foregrounding this aspect of their most important work this study seeks to relocate Dickens and Collins in the context of contemporary debate. Both writers propounded a liberal Christian belief, often dismissed as naive or alternatively as a marketable fiction, in their own lifetime. Most later critics have made the same assumption. This study examines the intense particularity of religious debate in the nineteenth century, and the correspondingly ambiguous status of liberal Christianity. Surprisingly the treatment of religion in both Dickens and Collins is seen to be fraught with tension. The purpose of this book is to recover the difficulty with which Dickens in particular overcame his belief in Judgement and the subtlety of Collins's argument with his own evangelical upbringing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oulton, Carolyn
Dewey number
823/.7093823
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.R5
LC item number
O95 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Christian fiction, English
  • Religion in literature
  • English fiction
  • Newman, John Henry
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Eliot, George
Label
Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England : from Dickens to Eliot, Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Pet Prisoners and Honest Paupers: Philanthropic Dealings with Poverty and Criminality
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Tradings in Religion: Legislation and Crisis at Mid-Century
  • 2.
  • A Man's Resolution and a Woman's Patience: Fighting the Battle of Life
  • 3.
  • The Redeployment of Doctrine -- Treatment of Original Sin, Infant Depravity and Providentialism
  • 4.
  • Subverting Judgement: the Case for Redemption through Sanctification of the Sinner
Control code
49902891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780333993378
Lccn
2002072349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England : from Dickens to Eliot, Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Pet Prisoners and Honest Paupers: Philanthropic Dealings with Poverty and Criminality
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Tradings in Religion: Legislation and Crisis at Mid-Century
  • 2.
  • A Man's Resolution and a Woman's Patience: Fighting the Battle of Life
  • 3.
  • The Redeployment of Doctrine -- Treatment of Original Sin, Infant Depravity and Providentialism
  • 4.
  • Subverting Judgement: the Case for Redemption through Sanctification of the Sinner
Control code
49902891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780333993378
Lccn
2002072349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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