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The Brontes and Religion - Marianne Thormahlen

The Brontes and Religion

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Published: 13th November 1999
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This is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Brontes. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thormahlen shows how the Brontes' familiarity with the contemporary debates on doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical issues informs their novels. Divided into four parts, the book examines denominations, doctrines, ethics and clerics in the Brontes' work. Lucid and vigorously written, it will open up new perspectives for Bronte specialists and enthusiasts alike on a fundamental aspect of the novels greatly neglected in recent decades.

'For those seeking a solid and scholarly guide to these writers in the religious context of their time this is an excellent book ... it is the kind of writing which will endure and remain valuable for many years to come.' Theology

Introduction
Denominations
A Christian home in early nineteenth-century England: Evangelicalism, Dissent and the Bronte family
Charlotte Bronte and the church of Rome
An undenominational temper
Doctrines
The Brontes in the theological landscape of their time
God and his creation
Faith and redemption
This life and next
Ethics
Forgiveness and revenge
The enigma of St John Rivers
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521661553
ISBN-10: 0521661552
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 13th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61