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Nineteenth Century Religion, Literature and Society
Religious Feeling

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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 These include religious fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, sermons, travel writing, religious ephemera, unpublished notebooks and pamphlet literature.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, ‘Position of my Mind Since 1845’, in Apologia Pro Vita Sua [1864] (London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1908), pp. 238–46.

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 [1850](London: Watts & Co., 1907), Chapter 4 ‘The Religion of the Letter Renounced’, 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. 102–8.

Part 3. Love

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

6. Solomon Singer, 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 Contradiction of Faith and Love’, in The Essence of Christianity, trans. by George Eliot [1841, translation 1854] (Amherst: Prometheus Books, 1989), pp. 245–66. [abridged]

8. Peter William Clayden, The Golden Wedding. A Sermon Preached on the Golden Wedding-Day of Mr. and Mrs. Philp, On Sunday Morning, 24th May, 1874 (London: Kenny & Co., Printers, 1874), pp. 3–15. [abridged]

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: Preached in St. Saviour's Church, Leeds, During the Week after its Consecration on the Feast of S. Simon and S. Jude, 1845 (Oxford: J. H. Parker, 1845), pp. 88–103.

10. W. H. [William Henry] Quilliam, The Faith of Islam: Am Explanatory Sketch of the Principle Fundamental Tenets of the Moslem Religion (Liverpool: Willmer Brothers & Co, 1892), pp. 51–7.

Part 5. Joy

11. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (London: Chapman and Hall, 1857), pp. 302–4.

12. Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Spring’, ‘Pied Beauty’, and ‘Hurrahing in Harvest’, in Robert Bridges (ed.), Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (London: Humphrey Milford, 1918), 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), 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.

15. Mary Augusta Ward, Helbeck of Bannisdale (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898), pp. 443–8, 458–63.

Part 7. Devotion

16. Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals [1872] (New York: D. Appelton and Co., 1886), pp. 220–1.

17. Annie Besant and C. W. [Charles Webster] Leadbeater, Thought-Forms (London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1901), pp. 44–9.

18. William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1902), pp. 340–8. [abridged]

Part 8. Grief

19. James Martineau, ‘The Contentment of Sorrow, in Endeavours After the Christian Life, 7th edn [1843] (London: Longman’s, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1880), pp. 110–21.

20. Dearest Mama: Letters between Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia, 1861–1864, ed. Roger Fullford (London: Evans Brothers, 1968), pp. 23–32 (Queen Victoria to Crown Princess, 18 Dec., 1861; CP to QV, 21 Dec., 1861; QV to CP, 23 Dec., 1861; CP to QV, 23 Dec., 1861; CP to QV, 26 Dec., 2861; QV to CP, 27 Dec., 1861; CP to QV, 29 Dec., 1861), pp. 23-32.

21. John Aitken Chalmers, Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work (Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1877), pp. 257–60.

Part 9. Mercy

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

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

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

Part 10. Shame

25. Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth. A Novel (London: Chapman and Hall, 1853), pp. 226–50.

26. James Paterson Gledstone, Observations on the 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. 155–75.

Part 11. Veneration

28. Alexander Bain, ‘Veneration—the Religious Sentiment’, in The Emotions and the Will (London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859), pp. 121–4. [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. Orby Shipley (ed.), Carmina Mariana: An English Anthology in Verse, in Honour of or in Relation to the Blessed Virgin Mary [1893] (London: Burns and Oats, 1894), Dora Greenwell, from ‘Camera Obscura’ (1876), p. 264; Helen Lowe, from ‘The Prophet of Balaam’ (1841), p. 266; Agnes Strickland, from ‘Alma Virago’ (1840), p. 269; Michael Field [Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper], from ‘Sight and Song’ (1892), p. 299–300; Angelique de Lande, ‘Virgin Immaculate’, p. 308; Mary E. Mannix, ‘In Mary’s Month’, p. 308–9.

Part 12. Reserve

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

32. Isaac Williams, ‘This Principle of Reserve Applied to Prevailing Opinions on Promoting Religion’, in Tracts for the Times [1838] (Oxford: J. G. & F. Rivington, 1841), Tract 80, pp. 68–74.

33. Charlotte M. Yonge, The Pillars of the House; Or, Under Wode, Under Rode (London: Macmillan and Co., 1873), pp. 233–9.

Part 13. Awe

34. A. [Augustus] Welby Pugin, ‘Of the Chancel’ and ‘Of the Alter’, in The Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (London: Charles Dolman, 1843), pp. 34–5, 44–6.

35. Thomas Hardy, A Laodician; 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, 5 vols (London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1856), vol. 4, pp. 325–7, 359–60. [abridged]

37. Sarat Chandra Das, Autobiography: Narratives of the Incidents of my Early Life (Calcutta: Indian Studies, 1969), pp. 40–2.

Part 14. Resignation

38. Rosewell Messinger, ‘General Observations on the Importance of Resignation’, in Sentiments on Resignation (Portsmouth, NH: W. Threadwell, 1807), pp. 9–25.

39. [R. O.], trans., Practical Piety set forth by St. Francis de Sales (London: Burns and Lambert, 1851), pp. 10–15.

40. Charlotte Elliott, ‘Thy Will Be Done,’ ‘Not My Will, But Thine,’ and ‘Strong Consolation,’ in Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott (London: Religious Tract Society, 1873), pp. 195, 213–14, 220–1.

41. Abraham ibn Ezra, ‘Resignation’, in 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. 60–1.

Part 15. Thanksgiving

42. D. [David] Meldola, ‘Prayer’, in Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Be Said in the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Synagogue, Bevis Marks, on Sunday, 20th Sivan (21st June), 5600 (London: 1840), pp. 3–4

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

44. [Agasias], ‘The Form of Thanksgiving’, 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.