By Timothy Larsen
Catholics to Unitarians and beyond.
The scripture-saturated tradition of nineteenth-century England is displayed by way of Timothy Larsen in a sequence of energetic case experiences of consultant figures starting from the Quaker legal reformer Elizabeth Fry to the liberal Anglican pioneer of nursing Florence Nightingale to the Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon to the Jewish writer Grace Aguilar. Even the agnostic guy of technology T. H. Huxley and the atheist leaders Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant have been completely and profoundly preoccupied
with the Bible.
Serving as a journey of the range and diversity of nineteenth-century perspectives, Larsen's research offers the specific ideals and practices of all of the significant Victorian spiritual and sceptical traditions from Anglo-Catholics to the Salvation military to Spiritualism, whereas concurrently drawing out their universal, shared tradition as a humans of 1 book.
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