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Imagining Methodism in eighteenth-century Britain : enthusiasm, belief, and the borders of the self

Author: Misty G Anderson
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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"In the eighteenth century, British Methodism was an object of both derision and desire. Many popular eighteenth-century works ridiculed Methodists, yet often the very same plays, novels, and prints that cast Methodists as primitive, irrational, or deluded also betray a thinly cloaked fascination with the experiences of divine presence attributed to the new evangelical movement. Misty G. Anderson argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Anderson, Misty G., 1967-
Imagining Methodism in eighteenth-century Britain.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011034744
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Misty G Anderson
ISBN: 9781421405285 1421405288
OCLC Number: 793012731
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Historicizing methodism --
The new man --
Words made flesh: Fanny Hill and the language of passion --
Actors and ghosts: Methodism in the theater of the real --
"'My Lord, my love:' the performance of public intimacy and the Methodist hymn --
A usable past: reconciliation in Humphry Clinker and the spiritual Quixote.
Responsibility: Misty G. Anderson.

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Rich in cultural and literary analysis, Anderson's argument will be of interest to students and scholars of the eighteenth century, religious studies, theater, and the history of gender.  Read more...

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