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Title Muscular Christianity : embodying the Victorian Age / edited by Donald E. Hall.

Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  823.809 M985M    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 2
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Muscular Christianity: reading and writing the male social body / Donald E. Hall -- The volcano and the cathedral: muscular Christianity and the origins of primal manliness / David Rosen -- On the making and unmaking of monsters: Christian Socialism, muscular Christianity, and the metaphorization of class conflict / Donal E. Hall -- Christian manliness and national identity: the problematic construction of a racially "pure" nation / C.J.W.-L Wee -- Charles Kingsley's scientific treatment of gender / Laura Fasick -- Young England: muscular Christianity and the politics of the body in Tom Brown's schooldays / Dennis W. Allen -- Muscular spirituality in George MacDonald's Curdie books / John Pennington -- "Degenerate effeminacy" and the making of a masculine spirituality in the sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson / Susan L. Roberson -- The confidence man: empire and the deconstruction of muscular Christianity in The Mystery of Edwin Drood / Daniel Faulkner -- The re-subjection of "Lucas Malet": Charles Kingsley's daughter and the response to muscular Christianity / Patricia Srebrnik -- Pater's muscular aestheticism / James Eli Adams.
Summary Muscular Christianity was an important religious, literary, and social movement of the mid-nineteenth century. This volume draws on recent developments in culture and gender theory to reveal ideological links between Muscular Christianity and the work of novelists and essayists, including Kingsley, Emerson, Dickens, Hughes, MacDonald, and Pater, and to explore the use of images of hyper-masculinised male bodies to represent social as well as physical ideals. Muscular Christianity argues that the ideologies of the movement were extreme versions of common cultural conceptions, and that anxieties evident in Muscular Christian texts, often manifested through images of the body as a site of socio-political conflict, were pervasive throughout society. Throughout, Muscular Christianity is shown to be at the heart of issues of gender, class, and national identity in the Victorian age.
Subject English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Masculinity in literature.
Christianity and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Men in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Human body in literature.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Masculinity (Psychology) in literature.
Christianity and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Men in literature.
Body, Human, in literature.
Christianity and literature. (OCoLC)fst00859681
English prose literature. (OCoLC)fst00912357
Human body in literature. (OCoLC)fst01899762
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Masculinity in literature. (OCoLC)fst01011040
Men in literature. (OCoLC)fst01016054
Sex role in literature. (OCoLC)fst01114649
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Christentum (DE-588)4010074-1
Englisch (DE-588)4014777-0
Literatur (DE-588)4035964-5
Männlichkeitskult (DE-588)4135766-8
Großbritannien (DE-588)4022153-2
Victoriaanse tijd.
Aufsatzsammlung (DE-588)4143413-4
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Geschichte 1837-1901
Indexed Term Fiction Special subjects Christianity
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Hall, Donald E. (Donald Eugene), 1960-
ISBN 0521453186
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