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Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Gareth Atkins

Abstract

This collection of essays examines the place of ‘saints’ and sanctity in nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that holy men and women were pivotal in religious discourse, as subjects of veneration and inter-confessional contention. Protestants were as fascinated by such figures as Catholics were. Long after the mechanisms of canonization had disappeared, they continued not only to engage with the saints of the past but continued to make their own saints in all but name. Just as strikingly, it claims that devotional practices and language were not the property of orthodox Christians alone. Eve ... More

Keywords: Saints, Sanctity, Nineteenth-Century Britain, Victorian, Protestant, Catholic, Faith, Doubt, Identity, Heroes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096860
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gareth Atkins, author
Cambridge University

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1 Paul

Michael Ledger-Lomas

2 The Virgin Mary

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

3 Claudia Rufina

Martha Vandrei

4 Patrick

Andrew R. Holmes

5 Thomas Becket

Nicholas Vincent

6 Thomas More

William Sheils

7 Ignatius Loyola

Gareth Atkins

9 Richard Baxter

Simon Burton

11 John and Mary Fletcher

David R. Wilson

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