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Author Davie, Donald.

Title Essays in dissent : church, chapel, and the Unitarian conspiracy / Donald Davie.

Published Manchester [England] : Carcanet, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  280.40942 DAVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 264 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Gathered Church: The Clark Lectures 1976. 1. The Nonconformist Contribution to English Culture. 2. Old Dissent, 1700-1740. 3. Dissent and the Wesleyans, 1740-1800. 4. Dissent and the Evangelicals, 1800-1850. 5. Dissent and the Agnostics, 1850-1900. 6. Dissent in the Present Century -- Enlightenment and Christian Dissent: The Ward-Phillips Lectures 1980. 1. Poetry and the English Enlightenment. 2. Enlightenment and Dissent. 3. Robert Browning. 4. Two of Browning's Heirs -- Related Pieces. 1. The Language of the Eighteenth-Century Hymn. 2. An Episode in the History of Candour. 3. A Day with the DNB. 4. Dissenters and 'Antiquity'. 5. Thoughts on Kipling's 'Recessional'. 6. Dissent and Individualism. 7. Disaffection of the Dissenters under George III.
Summary Donald Davie has insisted - even as he was writing about Modernism and Ezra Pound - on an area of English literature, history and spirituality misread and misvalued in a secular age, when the churches are themselves at pains to dilute or deny the sermons, hymns and tracts which defined and energised their chapel lives. Davie neither dilutes nor denies: he reappraises with scholarly, searching love the elements from which his culture and imagination are shaped. He edited the Oxford Book of Christian Verse and the Penguin Book of Psalms. This volume brings together his 1976 Clark Lectures (Cambridge), the 1980 Ward-Phillips Lectures (Notre Dame) and related material, illuminating the political and spiritual heritage of distinctively English Protestant traditions.
Subject English literature -- Protestant authors -- History and criticism.
Christian poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History.
Dissenters, Religious, in literature.
Protestantism -- England -- History.
Protestantism and literature.
Unitarianism -- England -- History.
Unitarianism in literature.
ISBN 1857541235