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Author: Peter D Clarke; Charlotte Methuen; Ecclesiastical History Society. Summer Meeting; Ecclesiastical History Society. Winter Meeting
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Published for the Ecclesiastical History Society by the Boydell Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in church history, 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christianity and the book have been closely intertwined since the religion's very beginning. This volume explores some of the ways in which the Church has both shaped and featured in the literature of different periods, with a particular emphasis on British literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Clarke; Charlotte Methuen; Ecclesiastical History Society. Summer Meeting; Ecclesiastical History Society. Winter Meeting
ISBN: 9780954680992 0954680995
OCLC Number: 773020985
Notes: "The contributions edited here comprise ... papers given at the Summer Meeting in 2010 and Winter Meeting in 2011, and a selection of the communications delivered at the Summer Meeting"--Pref., p. ix.
Description: xxvi, 503 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Seeking meaning behind epistolary clichés : intercessory prayer clauses in Christian letters / Renie Choy --
Gregory the Great : reader, writer and read / Daniel Anlezark --
Was anyone listening? : Christian apologetics against Islam as a literary genre / Jessica Lee Ehinger --
Frivolity and reform in the church : the Irish experience, 1066-1166 / David N. Dumville --
Ecclesiology on the edge : Dante and the church / John Took --
"No milkless cow" : the cross of Christ in medieval Irish literature / Salvador Ryan --
"Y Ganrif Fawr"? : piety, literature and patronage in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Wales / Katharine K. Olson --
The biblical verse of Hans Sachs : the popularization of Scripture in the Lutheran Reformation / Philip Broadhead --
Thomas More's Confutation : a literary failure? / Eamon Duffy --
Staging vice and acting evil : theatre and anti-theatre in early modern England / George Oppitz-Trotman --
William Perkins's The arte of prophecying : a literary manifesto / W.B. Patterson --
Milton's churches / Thomas N. Corns --
Anti-Catholicism and obscene literature : The case of Mrs. Mary Catherine Cadiere and its context / Colin Haydon --
English convents in eighteenth-century travel literature / Caroline Watkinson --
A novel resistance : mission narrative as the anti-novel in the evangelical assault on British culture / Benjamin L. Fischer --
Reserve and physical imagery in the Tractarian poetry of Isaac Williams (1802-65) / John Boneham --
W.E. Heygate : Tractarian clerical novelist / George Herring --
A writer or a religious? : Lady Georgiana Fullerton's dilemma / Kathleen Jaeger --
Writing the Sabbath : the literature of the nineteenth-century Sunday observance debate / Martin Spence --
The pastor chief and other stories : Waldensian historical fiction in the nineteenth century / Mark Smith --
The Jesuit as villain in nineteenth-century British fiction / John Wolffe --
Christian Dickens / Andrew Sanders --
Disraeli's novels : religion and identity / David Brooks --
Breadth from dissent : Ada Ellen Bayly ("Edna Lyall") and her fiction / Clyde Binfield --
"Pulp Methodism" revisited : the literature and significance of Silas and Joseph Hocking / Martin Wellings --
Some popes in English literature c. 1850-1950 / Bernard Hamilton --
Jesuit pulp fiction : the serial novels of Antonio Bresciani in La civiltà cattolica / Oliver Logan --
Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan, priest and novelist : presidential address / Sheridan Gilley --
"Oh dear, if only the Reformation had happened differently" : Anglicanism, the Reformation and Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958) / Judith Maltby --
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chamberlain and the censorship of the theatre, 1909-49 / Peter Webster --
The trials of Lady Chatterley, the modernist bishop and the Victorian archbishop : clashes of class, culture and generations / Stuart Mews --
The cloister and the crime : medieval monks in modern murder-mysteries / Sarah Foot --
Piety and polemic in evangelical prophecy fiction, 1995-2000 / Crawford Gribben.
Series Title: Studies in church history, 48.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen.

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