By Timothy Larsen

This quantity explores the cultural, political, and highbrow forces that assisted in shaping and outline nineteenth-century British Christianity. Larsen demanding situations some of the typical assumptions approximately Victorian period Christians of their makes an attempt to include their theological commitments. This learn brings freshness and verve to the research of faith and the Victorians, bearing fruit in quite a number major, and infrequently counter-intuitive, findings and connections.

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Hall’s cousin, and they saw each other on a daily basis. Mrs. Hall did not dispute any of the Religious Respectability 23 facts presented so far at the trial, save that the door was locked when she was alone with Richardson, and that she was a smoker. In other words, the crucial testimony was considerably more salacious. A parlor maid—an obligatory character in all such stories—claimed that while Richardson was living in the Halls’ home, she had seen “Mrs. Hall, when only partially dressed, go into Mr.

Beard himself contributed two original essays, and these were therefore the first indigenous responses. British reviewers and critics of Leben Jesu leaned heavily upon Voices of the Church in the years to come. 7 Strauss had presented his work as a contribution from within the church rather than an attack from without, but it is indicative of how unconvincing that position appeared to many in Britain that a group of Unitarians—the most liberal Christians in the land—led the attack on Strauss. Tellingly, Beard had long been preoccupied with defending Christianity against the attacks of popular radicals.

60 The Eastern tours did eventually prove profitable for the company and perhaps even because of, rather than in despite of, their pious overtones. Cook always carefully arranged the itineraries so that there was no Sunday traveling. In 1877, the company announced that it was offering “Biblical Education and General Tours to Egypt and Palestine [. ”62 The firm was not afraid to allow its Holy Land tours to have a religious hue. 63 The language of “pilgrimage” is ubiquitous in their writings.

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