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‘Real Protestantism never Slumbers’: Religious and Historical Fiction

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Most historical fiction set before 1800 had a religious, or at least had a religio-ethno-political, basis. Early historical novels were either about justifying the Protestant settlement in Ireland or ... More


Making Prophecy Live

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focuses on ways that readers use the texts to make prophecy—what they saw as biblical truth—come alive for them. Readers repeatedly report that the novels make difficult or obscure biblical texts, ... More


Who Gets to Be Wanton?

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains that in the trade-off between dignity and degradation, the rights of humans are pitted against the treatment of animals. Recall earlier discussions of retribution for unnatural ... More


The Rise of the Fictional Jesus

in The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860–1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314704
eISBN:
9781846316159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316159.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the fully fictional prose that emerged from the Life of Jesus tradition. Samuel Butler's The Fair Haven stood out from other novels of all persuasions that were flooding the ... More


Religion and Popular Print Culture

Erin A. Smith

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the link between religion and popular print culture in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More specifically, it examines the impact of ... More


The Religious Novel

Claudia Stokes

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines American religious novels in the late nineteenth century and their efforts to promote Christianity in the reader. Citing the works of writers such as Lew Wallace, Charles ... More


The Fifth Gospel of Oscar Wilde

in The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860–1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314704
eISBN:
9781846316159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316159.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the religious imagination of Oscar Wilde, particularly his New Testament-based protean oral tales. Wilde particularly exercised the literary shortcomings of religious fiction, ... More


Religion and the Novel

Norman Vance

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines religious fiction in the nineteenth century. Religious novels flourished throughout and beyond the period, varied considerably in literary quality, and took many forms. These ... More


Dissenting Traditions and Missionary Imaginations: Novel Perspectives on the Twentieth Century

Justin D. Livingstone

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198702252
eISBN:
9780191838934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702252.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter follows the long arc of the ‘missionary novel’, from the exhortation and promotion emanating from a missionary culture embraced by a Protestant Christendom to a dissenting literary ... More


The Age of Satan: Satanic Sex and the Black Mass, from Fantasy to Reality

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the rise of modern Satanism and the transformation of the Satanic fantasy of the Black Mass from a terrifying Christian nightmare into a practical reality beginning in the 1960s ... More


Selina Bunbury, Religion, and the Woman Writer

Heidi Hansson

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter describes the literary career of Selina Bunbury (1802–82). All of her works, whether religious tracts, travel narratives, novels, biographies, or historical works had a strong ... More


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