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Crisis of DoubtHonest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England$
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Timothy Larsen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199287871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.001.0001

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Crisis of Faith

Crisis of Faith

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Crisis of Doubt

Timothy Larsen (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter documents the way that the theme of Victorian crisis of faith has become vastly overblown in general histories of the period, textbooks, literary studies, and intellectual history. It recounts the main studies that have established this theme from Basil Willey to A. N. Wilson, and casts the Victorian crisis of faith as a by-product of the evangelicalism and general religiosity of the age.

Keywords:   literary studies, intellectual history, Basil Willey, A. N. Wilson, evangelicalism

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