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The Brontës and religion

Author: Marianne Thormählen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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"This is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Brontes. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thormahlen shows how the Brontes' familiarity with the contemporary debates on doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical issues informs their novels. The analyses of the novels clarify the constant interplay of human and Divine love in their  Read more...
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Thormählen, Marianne, 1949-
Brontës and religion.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99010369
(OCoLC)40674935
Named Person: Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Anne Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Thormählen
ISBN: 0511002777 9780511002779 0511033508 9780511033506 0511150032 9780511150036
OCLC Number: 47010575
Description: 1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Contents: I. Denominations. A Christian home in early nineteenth-century England: Evangelicalism, Dissent and the Bronte family. Charlotte Bronte and the Church of Rome. An undenominational temper --
II. Doctrines. The Brontes in the theological landscape of their time. God and his creation. Faith and redemption. This life and the next --
III. Ethics. Forgiveness and revenge. The Christian life --
IV. Clerics. Clergymen in the Bronte novels. The enigma of St. John Rivers.
Responsibility: Marianne Thormählen.

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