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Nineteenth-Century Religion, Literature and Society
Religious Feeling

Edited By

Richa Dwor

ISBN 9781138572843
Published December 15, 2020 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

This four-volume historical resource provides new opportunities for investigating the relationship between religion, literature and society in Britain and its imperial territories by making accessible a diverse selection of harder-to-find primary sources. These include religious fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, sermons, travel writing, religious ephemera, unpublished notebooks and pamphlet literature. Spanning the long nineteenth century (c.1789–1914), the resource departs from older models of ‘the Victorian crisis of faith’ in order to open up new ways of conceptualising religion. This third volume looks at ‘religious feeling’ as an important and distinct category for understanding the ways in which religion is embodied and expressed in culture.

Table of Contents

Volume 3: Religious Feelings

Edited by Richa Dwor



Part 1. Faith

1 John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908 [1864]), pp. 238–246.

2 Charlotte Montefiore, ‘God’s Truth and Man’s Truth’, in A Few Words to the Jews. By One of Themselves (London: John Chapman, 1853), pp. 44–71 [abridged].

Part 2. Doubt

3 Francis William Newman, Phases of Faith: Or, Passages from the History of My Creed (London: Watts & Co., 1907 [1850]), pp. 55–69 [abridged].

4 Arthur Hugh Clough, ‘Easter Day, Naples 1849’ In The Poems and Prose Remains of Arthur Hugh Clough, 2 vols (London: Macmillan and Co., 1869), vol. 2, pp. 102–108.

Part 3. Love

5 Grace Aguilar, The Spirit of Judaism (Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society of America, 5602 [1842]), pp. 34–48 [abridged].

6 Simeon Singer (trans.), The Authorized Daily Prayer Book of the United Congregations of the British Empire (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1890), pp. 39–40.

7 Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity [1841]. Trans. by Marian Evans (London: John Chapman, 1854), pp. 245—266 [abridged].

8 Peter William Clayden, The Golden Wedding (London: Kenny & Co., 1874), pp. 3–15.

Part 4. Fear

9 Edward Bouverie Pusey, ‘Sermon VI’, in A Course of Sermons on Solemn Subjects Chiefly Bearing on Repentance and Amendment of Life (Oxford: J. H. Parker, 1845), pp. 88–103.

10 W. H. [William Henry] Quilliam, The Faith of Islam (Liverpool: Willmer Brothers & Co, 1892 [1889]), pp. 51–57.

Part 5. Joy

11 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (London: Chapman and Hall, 1857),

pp. 302–304.

12 Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Spring’, ‘Pied Beauty’, and ‘Hurrahing in Harvest’, in Robert Bridges (ed.), Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (London: Humphrey Milford, 1918 [1877]), pp. 27, 30–31.

13 Christina Rossetti, ‘Heaviness May Endure for the Night, but Joy Cometh in the Morning’, in William Michael Rossetti (ed.), The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, With Memoir and Notes, etc. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1904 [before 1886]), p. 139.

Part 6. Anguish

14 Celia Moss, ‘The Storming of the Rock’ in Celia and Marion Moss, The Romance of Jewish History, 3 vols (London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1840), vol. 1, pp. 7–16 [abridged].

15 Mary Augusta Ward, Helbeck of Bannisdale (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898), pp. 443– 448, 458–463 [abridged].

Part 7. Devotion

16 Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (New York: D. Appelton and Co., 1886 [1872]), pp. 220–221 [abridged].

17 Annie Besant and C. W. [Charles Webster] Leadbeater, Thought-Forms (London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1901), pp. 44–49 [abridged].

18 William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1902), pp. 340–348 [abridged].

Part 8. Grief

19 James Martineau, ‘The Contentment of Sorrow’, in Endeavours After the Christian Life, 7th edn (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1880 [1843]), pp. 110–121.

20 Selection of letters between Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia (1861) in Roger Fullford (ed.), Dearest Mama: Letters Between Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia, 1861–1864, (London: Evans Brothers, 1968), pp. 23–32.

21 John Aitken Chalmers, Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work (Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1877), pp. 257–260.

Part 9. Mercy

22 Anon., Mercy for the Fallen ([London], [1854]), pp. 1–4.

23 Anon., ‘Poor Mary’, in Mercy for Misery ([London], [1861]), pp. 3–12.

24 Julie Sutter, A Colony of Mercy: Or, Social Christianity at Work (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1893), pp. 1–13.

Part 10. Shame

25 Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth (London: Chapman and Hall, 1853), pp. 226–250.

26 James Paterson Gledstone, Observations onthe Recent Select Committee of the House of Commons, with Special Reference to the "Moral" Section of the Majority Report (London: Dyer Brothers, [1884]), pp. 12–14.

27 John Addington Symonds, ‘Clifton and a Lad’s Love’, in In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893), pp. 155–175.

Part 11. Veneration

28 Alexander Bain, The Emotions and the Will (London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859), pp. 121–124 [abridged].

29 Samuel John Stone, ‘God of Supreme Dominion’, in Hymns for Use During 1887, the Year of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria (London: Skeffington and Son, 1887), p. 6.

30 Selected verses from Orby Shipley (ed.), Carmina Mariana: An English Anthology in Verse, in Honour of or in Relation to the Blessed Virgin Mary (London: Burns and Oats, 1894 [1893]), pp. 264–309 [abridged].

Part 12. Reserve

31 Isaac Taylor, Natural History of Enthusiasm (London: Holdsworth and Ball, 1830 [1829]), pp. 8–21.

32 Isaac Williams, ‘On Reserve in Communicating Religious Knowledge’, in Tracts for the Times, Vol IV, Tract 80 (London J. G. & F. Rivington, 1838), pp. 68–74 [abridged].

33 Charlotte M. Yonge, The Pillars of the House; Or, Under Wode, Under Rode (London: Macmillan and Co., 1873) pp. 233–239.

Part 13. Awe

34 A. [Augustus] Welby Pugin, The Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (London: Charles Dolman, 1843), pp. 34–35, 44–46 [abridged].

35 Thomas Hardy, A Laodicean; Or, The Castle of the De Stancys: A Story of To-Day (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881), pp. 3–21 [abridged].

36 John Ruskin, Modern Painters, their Superiority in the Art of Landscape Painting to the Ancient Masters (London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1856), vol. 4, pp. 325–327, 359–360 [abridged].

37 Sarat Chandra Das, Autobiography: Narratives of the Incidents of my Early Life (Calcutta: Indian Studies, 1969), pp. 40–42.

Part 14. Resignation

38 Rosewell Messinger, Sentiments on Resignation (Portsmouth, NH: W. Threadwell, 1807), pp. 9–25.

39 R. O. (ed.), Practical Piety Set Forth by St. Francis de Sales (London: Burns and Lambert, 1851), pp. 10–15.

40 Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott (London: Religious Tract Society, 1873), pp. 195, 213–214, 220–221.

41 Alice Lucas, ed. and trans., The Jewish Year: A Collection of Devotional Poems for Sabbaths and Holidays Throughout the Year (London: Macmillan and Co., 1898), pp. 60–61.

Part 15. Thanksgiving

42 D. [David] Meldola, Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to be Said in the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Synagogue, Bevis Marks (London: 1840), pp. 3–4.

43 Thomas [Griffiths], ‘The Late Attempt on the Queen’s Life’, The Times, 15 June 1842, p. 9.

44 Agasias, ‘The Form of Thanksgiving’, The Times, 20 September 1854, p. 9.

Part 16. Piety

45 William Ellery Channing, The Power of Unitarian Christianity to Produce an Enlightened and Fervent Piety (Boston: J. Munroe & Co, 1840), pp. 3–41 [abridged].

46 Gustavus D. Pike, ‘The First Visit to London’, in The Story of the Jubilee Singers: With their Songs (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1875), pp. 51–64.

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Richa Dwor is an Instructor in the English Department at Douglas College in New Westminster, Canada.