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Shaping belief : culture, politics and religion in nineteenth-century writing

Author: Victoria N Morgan; Clare Williams
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008.
Series: Liverpool English texts and studies, 52.
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"During the nineteenth century the forces of an increased religious pluralism, industrialization and secularism opened up a dynamically charged space in which ideas of unity might be challenged, fought for or reconfigured. The ways in which culture, politics and religion intersected to produce this unique space is the focus for this collection. In Shaping Belief a range of innovative critical essays, situated within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria N Morgan; Clare Williams
ISBN: 9781846311369 1846311365
OCLC Number: 182736126
Description: xxx, 226 pages : illustrations, plates ; 25 cm.
Contents: Allegiance: A Sermon / Rowan Williams --
Introduction. Re-visioning Belief in Nineteenth-Century Writing / Victoria Morgan and Clare Williams --
I. Religious Discourse: Transmission and Appropriation --
1. Tell the Story: Re-imagining Victorian Conversion Narratives / Andrew Tate --
2. 'Recognizing Fellow-Creatures': F.D. Maurice, Octavia Hill, Josephine Butler / Hester Jones --
3. 'Filthy Lucre': Christianity, Commerce and the Female Bodily Economy in Seamstress Narratives of the 1840s / Ella Dzelzainis --
4. Isaiah and Ezekiel --
But What about Charley? An Essay on 'Wanting to Believe' / Philip Davis --
II. Shaping Subjectivities: Belief, Aesthetics and Space --
5. 'Repairing Everywhere without Design'? Industry, Revery and Relation in Emily Dickinson's Bee Imagery / Victoria Morgan --
6. Poetry, Poetic Perception and Emerson's Spiritual Affirmations / David M. Robinson --
7. Sacrificial Exchange and the Gothic Double in Melmoth the Wanderer and The Picture of Dorian Gray / Alison Milbank --
8. Church Architecture, Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith / Kirstie Blair --
III. Mediating Culture: Inscribing Democracy, Class and Social Identity --
9. Caricature and Social Change 1820-1840: The March of Intellect Revisited / Brian Maidment --
10. Feeling 'Ghostlike': Carlyle and his Exposure to the 'Condition-of-England-Question' / Clare Williams --
11. 'Getting Down into the Masses': Dickens, Journalism and the Personal Mode / Juliet John --
12. 'Scrupulously Empty Phrases' and the Silent Work of Matthew Arnold: Belief in the Action of Writing / Kate Campbell.
Series Title: Liverpool English texts and studies, 52.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Morgan and Clare Williams.

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Explores how the energy of belief came to manifest itself in nineteenth-century writing. By re-visioning the place of belief in nineteenth-century writing, this collection provides important forays  Read more...

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