The Brontës and Religion by Marianne ThormählenThe Brontës and Religion by Marianne Thormählen

The Brontës and Religion

byMarianne Thormählen

Paperback | May 20, 2004

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This is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Brontës. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thormählen shows how the Brontës' 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 Brontës' work. Lucid and vigorously written, it will open up new perspectives for Brontë specialists and enthusiasts alike on a fundamental aspect of the novels greatly neglected in recent decades.
Title:The Brontës and ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:May 20, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521604575

ISBN - 13:9780521604574


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Denominations: 1. A Christian home in early nineteenth-century England: Evangelicalism, Dissent and the Brontë family; 2. Charlotte Brontë and the church of Rome; 3. An undenominational temper; Part II. Doctrines: 4. The Brontës in the theological landscape of their time; 5. God and his creation; 6. Faith and redemption; 7. This life and next; Part III. Ethics: 8. Forgiveness and revenge; 9. The enigma of St John Rivers; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The Brintes and Religion is especially useful as a guide to the theological and ecclesiastical world in which the novels were written and which they reflect, critique, and explore." Modern Philology