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A recent scholar book published in Korea with Brontë-related content:
19세기 영국 여성 작가와 기독교 (Women Writers and Christianity in Nineteenth-Century England: Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot)
by 오정화 (Jung-Hwa Oh)
Ewha Womans University Press
ISBN : 979-11-5890-206-3 93840
February 28, 2017

Google Translation --> In the 19th century in Britain, evangelical revival meant that Christianity had a profound impact on everyone's life and way of thinking. This book examines the multi-layered and dynamic relationship of Christian and women writers in the 19th century with the help of women writers in their patriarchal literary climate at that time to present their voices and their vision for social transformation It is a study analyzing whether it was possible. To this end, this book considers the first works of four female writers of the nineteenth century, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Elisabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot. These writers were greatly influenced by the evangelicals of the nineteenth century, all of whom were different, denouncing the fact that the British society based on the Christian faith had escaped the fundamental teachings of Christ and boldly criticized the wrong society. This criticism was not a critique of Christianity itself, but a critique of institutionalized Christianity, and they sought to bring this Christianity back to its Biblical essential values. Evangelism, which has also influenced them, emphasizes the personal relationship with God and gives the authority of Bible interpretation to non-clerical individuals as well, thereby allowing women writers to challenge the dominance of men and criticize patriarchal appropriated Christianity I opened the way.
It is a recent phenomenon in British and American literature criticism that the study of the influence of Christian Christianity in the 19th century on the life and works of female writers has not been done in depth in Korea. It is very meaningful to study professionally about the relationship between women's writers and the revival of Christianity, which has dominated British life in the nineteenth century and led to the transformation and reform of British society. If women do not understand the religious contents and characteristics of women's works properly, their analysis will be incomplete or distorted, and their work will not be able to fully understand the impact on society at the time. Therefore, the reader will be able to look at the 19th century British women writers and their works, which occupy an important position in English literature, in a more comprehensive and in - depth perspective. (...)

Specifically, Chapter 2 focuses on Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre", in which Charlotte Brontë unfolds the personal spirituality of women based on the importance of the individual emphasized in evangelicalism. In Chapter 3, we look at Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" to see that she is delivering the core values ​​of Christianity of sin, grace, forgiveness, and love through unique narrative techniques.
A review, in the form of a letter addressed to the author, can be read on Veritas.

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