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J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Leon Litvack


John Mason Neale (1818–1866), the famous Victorian divine, hymnologist, novelist, historian, and author of the carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’, was also noted for his interest in ecunemism. This book traces Neale’s interest in the Orthodox Church, as expressed through his historical writings, translations of Greek hymns, and novels set in the Christian East. The work is based on a wide variety of manuscript and published sources for the subject, and demonstrates how this leading light in the Anglo–Catholic revival acted as an exemplary interpreter of Byzantium and Eastern Orthodoxy to the Victoria ... More

Keywords: John Mason Neale, Good King Wenceslas, hymnologist, ecunemism, Orthodox church, Greek hymns, Christian East, Anglo–Catholic revival, Byzantium, Eastern Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263517
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leon Litvack, author
The Queen's University, Belfast