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The religion of the heart : Anglican evangelicalism and the nineteenth-century novel / Elisabeth Jay.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
ISBN 9780198120926, 0198120923

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Subjects Christian fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Christian fiction, English.
Englisch.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction.
Evangelicalism -- Church of England.
Evangelicalism in literature.
Evangelikale Bewegung.
Grossbritannien.
Roman.
Description x, 297 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-288) and index.
Contents Part One -- Introduction -- 1. The importance of evangelicalism for the nineteenth-century novel -- 2. The selection of the sources -- I. The evangelicals -- 1. A question of definition -- 2. Evangelical strength and regional distributions -- 3.'All sorts and conditions of men' : i. The clergy; ii. The laity -- II. Evangelical doctrine -- 1. The essential doctrines: i. Original sin; ii. Conversion; iii. Justification by faith; iv. The authority of the Word -- 2. The non essential doctrines: i. Eternal punishment; ii. Millenarianism; iii. Special providence; iv. Assurance -- III. Practical piety -- 1. Liturgical piety -- 2. The family and the home -- 3. The instruments of personal piety -- 4. Missionary and philanthropic endeavor -- 5. The evangelical response to 'the world' -- Part Two -- IV. George Eliot -- 1. 'Realism', 'sympathy', and the evangelical heritage -- 2. A changing perspective -- 3. Scenes of clerical life to Middlemarch -- V. Thornycroft Hall: an evangelical answer to Jane Eyre -- VI. Samuel Butler.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5100965
(OCoLC)ocm05100965
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Jay, Elisabeth.
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