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“Perplext in Faith”Includes Faith in the writings of the Brontë sisters by Christine Colón.
Essays on Victorian Beliefs and Doubts
Editor(s): Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Julie Melnyk
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
In the last twenty years, there has been a growing recognition of the centrality of religious beliefs to an understanding of Victorian literature and society. This interdisciplinary collection makes a significant contribution to post-secularist scholarship on Victorian culture, reflecting the great diversity of religious beliefs and doubts in Victorian Britain, with essays on Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian, and spiritualist topics. Writing from a variety of disciplinary perspectives for an interdisciplinary audience, the essayists investigate religious belief using diverse historical and literary sources, including journalism, hymns, paintings, travel-writings, scientific papers, novels, and poetry.