Literary theology by women writers of the nineteenth century [electronic resource] / by Rebecca Styler.
- Farnham, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2010.
- Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
The Nineteenth century series
1 online resource (191 p.)
- English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Christian literature, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- History -- 19th century.
- Electronic books.
- Suggesting that women used literature as a means to engage in theology during the nineteenth century, Rebecca Styler examines works by writers who include Emma Worboise, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson, Clara Balfour, Harriet Martineau and Josephine Butler. Using a range of literary genres, these writers questioned the adequacy of their inherited Christian tradition to meet deeply felt personal and political needs. They reconfigure religion in creative, and more earth-oriented, ways.
- cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Contexts of Women's Literary Theology in the Nineteenth Century; 2 Christianity, Gender and the Public Sphere: Emma Worboise's Fiction and Life of Thomas Arnold; 3 Romance, Reason and Reality in Anne Brontë's Poetry; 4 A Scripture of Their Own: Collective Biography and Feminist Bible Criticism; 5 Harriet Martineau: Writing Religion for the Rational Citizen; 6 Josephine Butler's Liberation Theology; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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