A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians (BOK)

Timothy Larsen

279,00 27900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
Although the Victorians were awash in texts, the Bible was such a pervasive and dominant presence that they may fittingly be thought of as 'a people of one book'. They habitually read the Bible, quoted it, adopted its phraseology as their own, thought in its categories, and viewed their own lives and experiences through a scriptural lens. This astonishingly deep, relentless, and resonant engagement with the Bible was true across the religious spectrum from Catholics to Unitarians and beyond. The scripture-saturated culture of nineteenth-century England is displayed by Timothy Larsen in a series of lively case studies of representative figures ranging from the Quaker prison reformer Elizabeth Fry to the liberal Anglican pioneer of nursing Florence Nightingale to the Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon to the Jewish author Grace Aguilar. Even the agnostic man of science T. H. Huxley and the atheist leaders Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant were thoroughly and profoundly preoccupied with the Bible. Serving as a tour of the diversity and variety of nineteenth-century views, Larsen's study presents the distinctive beliefs and practices of all the major Victorian religious and sceptical traditions from Anglo-Catholics to the Salvation Army to Spiritualism, while simultaneously drawing out their common, shared culture as a people of one book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Timothy Larsen
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199667819
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 18,3cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 522 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Bibles, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900