Roman Catholic Saints and Early Victorian Literature

Conservatism, Liberalism, and the Emergence of Secular Culture

Author: Devon Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Offering readings of nineteenth-century travel narratives, works by Tractarians, the early writings of Charles Kingsley, and the poetry of Alfred Tennyson, Devon Fisher examines representations of Roman Catholic saints in Victorian literature to assess both the relationship between conservative thought and liberalism and the emergence of secular culture during the period. The run-up to Victoria's coronation witnessed a series of controversial liberal reforms. While many early Victorians considered the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts (1828), the granting of civil rights to Roman Catholics (1829), and the extension of the franchise (1832) significant advances, for others these three acts signaled a shift in English culture by which authority in matters spiritual and political was increasingly ceded to individuals. Victorians from a variety of religious perspectives appropriated the lives of Roman Catholic saints to create narratives of English identity that resisted the recent cultural shift towards private judgment. Paradoxically, conservative Victorians' handling of the saints and the saints' lives in their sheer variety represented an assertion of individual authority that ultimately led to a synthesis of liberalism and conservatism and was a key feature of an emergent secular state characterized not by disbelief but by a range of possible beliefs.

Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother

Author: Daniel F. Stramara

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the original biblical languages and other ancient translations, radiate the warmth and vitality of the maternal face of God. Additionally, passages from five Ecumenical Councils, all thirty-three Doctors of the Church, another thirty-six Fathers, and a total of seventy-one saints from every century reveal a vast richness of feminine images of God. Stramara's in-depth scholarship, presented in a format of prayer and meditation, makes this book inviting for all readers. Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother will be the standard reference for Christians of any tradition for years to come.

Catholicism For Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The easy way to grasp the ins and outs of Catholicism Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture—from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one shares a foundational set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions. Various stances within American Catholicism today Covers the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI, who has supported the return of the Latin Mass among congregations who desire to celebrate it Expanded information on baptism, confirmation, and the other sacraments New information about the priesthood and religious life today Twenty-first-century issues and questions modern Catholics face, including gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith—from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.

Catholicism For Dummies

Author: John Trigilio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 828

A guide to the world's largest Christian denomination summarizes the basic beliefs, practices, rituals, teachings, and traditions of Catholicism.

America's Changing Neighborhoods: An Exploration of Diversity through Places [3 volumes]

Author: Reed Ueda Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Social Science

Page: 1277

View: 473

A unique panoramic survey of ethnic groups throughout the United States that explores the diverse communities in every region, state, and big city. • Provides educators and researchers with a useful guide to the diverse ethnic and racial minorities of the United States that describes their geographic location and their local community life • Serves journalists and scholars needing quick, convenient access to accurate information for research on places like San Francisco's Chinatown or Little Italy in Manhattan • Presents statistics based on the U. S. Census of ethnic and racial diversity in each state

The Salem Witchcraft, the Planchette Mystery, and Modern Spiritualism

With Dr. Doddridge's Dream

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: DigiCat

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Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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"The Salem Witchcraft, the Planchette Mystery, and Modern Spiritualism" by Harriet Beecher Stowe is psychoanalysis. The object of reprinting this most interesting review is simply to show the progress made in moral, intellectual, and physical science. The reader will go back with us to a time—not very remote—when nothing was known of Phrenology and Psychology; when men and women were persecuted, and even put to death, through the baldest ignorance and the most pitiable superstition. If we were to go back still farther, to the Holy Wars, we should find cities and nations drenched in human blood through religious bigotry and intolerance. Let us thank God that our lot is cast in a more fortunate age, when the light of revelation, rightly interpreted by the aid of Science, points to the Source of all knowledge, all truth, all light. When we know more about Anatomy, Physiology, Physiognomy, and the Natural Sciences generally, there will be a spirit of broader liberality, religious tolerance, and individual freedom. Then all men will hold themselves accountable to God, rather than to popes, priests, or parsons. Our progenitors lived in a time that tried men's souls, as the following lucid review most painfully shows.