Timothy Larsen's A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians PDF

By Timothy Larsen

ISBN-10: 0199570094

ISBN-13: 9780199570096

ISBN-10: 0199667810

ISBN-13: 9780199667819

even supposing the Victorians have been awash in texts, the Bible used to be the sort of pervasive and dominant presence that they could fittingly be regarded as 'a humans of 1 book'. They habitually learn the Bible, quoted it, followed its phrasing as their very own, inspiration in its different types, and seen their very own lives and stories via a scriptural lens. This astonishingly deep, relentless, and resonant engagement with the Bible was once precise around the non secular spectrum from
Catholics to Unitarians and beyond.

The scripture-saturated tradition of nineteenth-century England is displayed by means of Timothy Larsen in a chain of vigorous case reviews of consultant figures starting from the Quaker felony reformer Elizabeth Fry to the liberal Anglican pioneer of nursing Florence Nightingale to the Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon to the Jewish writer Grace Aguilar. Even the agnostic guy of technological know-how T. H. Huxley and the atheist leaders Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant have been completely and profoundly preoccupied
with the Bible.

Serving as a journey of the variety and diversity of nineteenth-century perspectives, Larsen's examine provides the targeted ideals and practices of the entire significant Victorian non secular and sceptical traditions from Anglo-Catholics to the Salvation military to Spiritualism, whereas at the same time drawing out their universal, shared tradition as a humans of 1 book.

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