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Victorian Religion: Faith and Life in Britain (Victorian Life and Times)

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Religion permeated almost every aspect of Victorian life and culture, from Parliamentary politics to issues of marriage and sexuality, from class relations to literature and the life of the imagination. In order to understand Victorian culture and writings, modern readers need to understand Victorian religion in its public and its private aspects. But much in Victorian religious life can be baffling for modern readers. The sheer diversity of Victorian religious experience is one source of confusion. Also, doctrinal disputes and discoveries in science or textual criticism that loomed so large for Victorian Christians are now hard for most people to appreciate. The Anglican Church, its hierarchy, and its enormous range of ecclesiastical titles open up further opportunities for confusion.

Here, Melnyk offers a lively, thorough introduction to Victorian religious life, including the period between 1828 and 1901. Making sense of the diversity of religious thought and experience in Victorian Britain, she provides readers with a clear understanding of its role in the family and for the individual, the community, and society at large. This entertaining, readable introduction to Victorian religious life and controversies is ideal for anyone interested in Victorian life, literature, and culture.

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Religion permeated both private and public lives in 19th-century Britain to a much greater extent than many modern scholars realize or can imagine, says Melnyk (U. of Missouri-Columbia). She explores such facets as the variety of religious experience, a clergyman's life, religion and daily life, The Bible and other bestsellers, and women. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Vividly describes the role of religion in everyday Victorian life, considering topics such as women's roles, the family, work, politics, spirituality, and the arts

Synopsis:

Religion permeated almost every aspect of Victorian life and culture, from Parliamentary politics to issues of marriage and sexuality, from class relations to literature and the life of the imagination. In order to understand Victorian culture and writings, modern readers need to understand Victorian religion in its public and its private aspects. But much in Victorian religious life can be baffling for modern readers. The sheer diversity of Victorian religious experience is one source of confusion. Also, doctrinal disputes and discoveries in science or textual criticism that loomed so large for Victorian Christians are now hard for most people to appreciate. The Anglican Church, its hierarchy, and its enormous range of ecclesiastical titles open up further opportunities for confusion.

About the Author

JULIE MELNYK is Associate Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has edited two collections of essays: Women's Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain and, with Nanora Sweet, Felicia Hemans: Reimagining Poetry in the Nineteenth Century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275991241
Author:
Melnyk, Julie
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Great Britain Religion 19th century.
Subject:
Great Britain Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Series:
Victorian Life and Times
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.30x6.10x1.00 in. 1.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Vividly describes the role of religion in everyday Victorian life, considering topics such as women's roles, the family, work, politics, spirituality, and the arts
"Synopsis" by , Religion permeated almost every aspect of Victorian life and culture, from Parliamentary politics to issues of marriage and sexuality, from class relations to literature and the life of the imagination. In order to understand Victorian culture and writings, modern readers need to understand Victorian religion in its public and its private aspects. But much in Victorian religious life can be baffling for modern readers. The sheer diversity of Victorian religious experience is one source of confusion. Also, doctrinal disputes and discoveries in science or textual criticism that loomed so large for Victorian Christians are now hard for most people to appreciate. The Anglican Church, its hierarchy, and its enormous range of ecclesiastical titles open up further opportunities for confusion.
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