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Essays and reviews : the 1860 text and its reading

Essays and reviews : the 1860 text and its reading

Author: Victor Shea; William Whitla
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Series: Victorian literature and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. With pieces written by such prominent Oxford and Cambridge intellectuals as Benjamin Jowett, Mark Pattison, Baden Powell, and Frederick Temple (later archbishop of Canterbury), the volume engaged the relations between religious faith and current topics of the day in  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Shea; William Whitla
ISBN: 0813918693 9780813918693
OCLC Number: 42397685
Description: xxiii, 1057 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Reading "An epoch in the history of opinion" : --
1. From clerical culture to secularized Anglicanism: positioning Essays and reviews in Victorian social transformation --
2. "To inaugurate a new era": the origin and publication of Essays and reviews --
3. Reception and response: "the progress of ideas" raises "the dust of theological strife" --
4. The essayists, the essays, and their contexts --
5. The broad church compromise --
Part II. Essays and reviews : --
Preface to the twelfth edition [1865] --
To the reader --
Table of contents : --
1. The education of the world / Frederick Temple --
2. Bunsen's biblical researches / Rowland Williams --
3. On the study of the evidences of Christianity / Baden Powell --
4. Séances historiques de Genève: the national church / Henry Bristow Wilson --
5. Mosaic cosmogony / Charles Wycliffe Goodwin --
6. Tendencies of religious thought in England, 1688-1750 / Mark Patttison --
Appendix to Pattison's essay: Bodley MS. Pattison 106 --
7. On the interpretation of scripture / Benjamin Jowett. --
Textual notes --
Part III. Documentation : --
1. Chronology of Essays and reviews --
2. Prefaces to the American editions --
3. Charges, manifestos, declarations, and testimonials, 1860 to 1870 --
4. Trials and appeals, 1861to 1864 : "Erroneous, strange, and heretical doctrines" : --
A. "That stately march of ecclesiastical litigation" " Williams and Wilson on trial for heresy in the Court of Arches --
B. "This great appeal" : before the judicial committee of the Privy Council --
C. Jowett's trial in the Chancellor's court at Oxford: an "obscure and obsolete process" --
5. Satires by Lewis Carroll and others --
6. Essays and reviews and Bishop Colenso's "great scandal" --
7. Temple and the Exeter controversy of 1869-70: "A sham ... a scandal and sacrilege" --
Appendixes : --
A. Publisher's records --
B. Outlines of Essays and reviews --
C. A finding list of letters and diaries on Essays and reviews --
D. A bibliography of responses to Essays and reviews.
Series Title: Victorian literature and culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Victor Shea and William Whitla.


A collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war. There are pieces by intellectuals such as Benjamin Jowett, Mark Pattison, Baden Powell and Frederick Temple,  Read more...


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