A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians by Timothy Larsen

By Timothy Larsen

even though the Victorians have been awash in texts, the Bible used to be this type of pervasive and dominant presence that they could fittingly be considered 'a humans of 1 book'. They habitually learn the Bible, quoted it, followed its phrasing as their very own, inspiration in its different types, and considered their very own lives and reviews via a scriptural lens. This astonishingly deep, relentless, and resonant engagement with the Bible used to be real around the spiritual spectrum from
Catholics to Unitarians and beyond.

The scripture-saturated tradition of nineteenth-century England is displayed by means of Timothy Larsen in a chain of energetic case experiences of consultant figures starting from the Quaker felony reformer Elizabeth Fry to the liberal Anglican pioneer of nursing Florence Nightingale to the Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon to the Jewish writer Grace Aguilar. Even the agnostic guy of technology T. H. Huxley and the atheist leaders Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant have been completely and profoundly preoccupied
with the Bible.

Serving as a travel of the range and diversity of nineteenth-century perspectives, Larsen's research provides the exact ideals and practices of all of the significant Victorian spiritual and sceptical traditions from Anglo-Catholics to the Salvation military to Spiritualism, whereas concurrently drawing out their universal, shared tradition as a humans of 1 book.

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