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A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Timothy Larsen


Although the Victorians were awash in texts, the Bible was such a pervasive and dominant presence that they may fittingly be thought of as ‘a people of one book’. They habitually read the Bible, quoted it, adopted its phraseology as their own, thought in its categories, and viewed their own lives and experiences through a scriptural lens. This astonishingly deep, relentless, and resonant engagement with the Bible was true across the religious spectrum from Catholics to Unitarians and beyond. The Scripture-saturated culture of nineteenth-century England is displayed in this volume in a series o ... More

Keywords: Bible, Victorians, Catholics, Agnostics, Atheists, Unitarians, Anglicans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Larsen, author
Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
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