Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent by Daniel E. WhiteEarly Romanticism and Religious Dissent by Daniel E. White

Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent

byDaniel E. White

Paperback | June 10, 2010

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Religious diversity and ferment characterize the period that gave rise to Romanticism in England. It is generally known that many individuals who contributed to the new literatures of the late eighteenth century came from Dissenting backgrounds, but we nonetheless often underestimate the full significance of nonconformist beliefs and practices during this period. Daniel White provides a clear and useful introduction to Dissenting communities, focusing on Anna Barbauld and her familial network of heterodox 'liberal' Dissenters whose religious, literary, educational, political, and economic activities shaped the public culture of early Romanticism in England. He goes on to analyze the roles of nonconformity within the lives and writings of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, offering a Dissenting genealogy of the Romantic movement.
Title:Early Romanticism and Religious DissentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 10, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'True principles of religion and liberty': liberal Dissent and the Warrington Academy; 2. Anna Barbauld and devotional tastes: extempore, particular, experimental; 3. The 'Joineriana': Barbauld, the Aikin family circle, and the Dissenting public sphere; 4. Godwinian scenes and popular politics: Godwin, Wollstonecraft, and the legacies of Dissent; 5. 'Properer for a Sermon': Coleridgean ministries; 6. 'A Saracenic mosque, not a Quaker meeting-house': Southey's Thalaba, Islam, and religious nonconformity; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'Professor White's scholarly book is welcome evidence of the healthy state of studies of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century English Dissent ... a contribution to Unitarian history which will certainly be of interest to readers.' Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society