J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost by Leon Litvack

J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

byLeon Litvack

Hardcover | October 1, 1992

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John Mason Neale (1818-1866), the famous Victorian divine, hymnologist, novelist, historian, and author of the carol `Good King Wenceslas', was also noted for his interest in ecunemism. This book traces Neale's interest in the Orthodox church, as expressed through his historical writings,translations of Greek hymns, and novels set in the Christian East. The work is based on a wide variety of manuscript and published sources for the subject, and demonstrates how this leading light in the Anglo-Catholic revival acted as an exemplary interpreter of Byzantium and Eastern Orthodoxy tothe Victorian England of his day. In the context of the present time, when East-West relations are a topical suject, Neale's life and work provide a shining example of how two very different cultures and traditions might approach each other, with fruitful results for both.

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Leon Litvack is a Lecturer in English at The Queen's University, Belfast.

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Title:J. M. Neale and the Quest for SobornostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198263511

ISBN - 13:9780198263517

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`The fascinating story of efforts by the great English Anglo-Catholic John Mason Neale to understand the Orthodox Church and to create a dialogue between Anglicanism and Orthodoxy ... This book contains a brief biography of Neale, a detailed analysis of his music and literature ... a valuableglossary of Orthodox terminology, and an exhaustive bibliography. The author has studied a broad and admirable range of primary sources ... this study deserves to be in any respectable collection of Anglo-Catholic literature. It is sound, thorough, and extremely valuable.'Anglican and Episcopal History