The Brontës and religion / Marianne Thormählen

Author(s): Thormählen, Marianne, 1949-
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Subjects: Christianity and literature--England--History--19th century
English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
English fiction--19th century--History and criticism
Women and literature--England--History--19th century
Christian fiction, English--History and criticism
Theology in literature
Clergy in literature
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855--Religion
Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848--Religion
Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849--Religion
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: x, 287 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and editions
Introduction 1
I. Denominations
1. A Christian home in early nineteenth-century England: Evangelicalism, Dissent and the Bronte family 13
2. Charlotte Bronte and the Church of Rome 24
3. An undenominational temper 39
II. Doctrines
4. The Brontes in the theological landscape of their time 47
5. God and his creation 53
6. Faith and redemption 71
7. This life and the next 90
III. Ethics
8. Forgiveness and revenge 119
9. The Christian life 144
IV. Clerics
10. Clergymen in the Bronte novels 173
11. The enigma of St. John Rivers 204
Notes 221
Select bibliography 271
Index 278
Notes: LCCN: 99010369
ISBN: 0521661552
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-277) and index
OCLC Number: 40674935
ISBN/ISSN: 0521661552