Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians / Edition 1

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Overview

This popular abridgement of Michael Wheeler's award-winning Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology (CUP, 1991) offers a wide-ranging and attractively illustrated cultural history of nineteenth-century religious experience, belief and language in the face of death.
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"...dazzling and marvellously informative." Fiona McCarthy, The Times

"The book is what George Steiner has called it, a work of 'formidable and incisive learning.'" Penelope Fitzgerald, The Observer

"...brilliant." Antonia Byatt, The Mail on Sunday

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521455657
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: Abridged Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction 1
A lively hope 6
The question of biblical authority 13
Analogy and the limits of language 17
'Our friend Lazarus sleepeth': a test case 22
1 Death 28
The deathbed: consolation and communication 31
The grave, and the analogy of nature 50
2 Judgment 68
Judgment, the intermediate state, and the millennium 73
Poetic forms and apocalyptic visions 83
Fiction and the sense of an ending 109
3 Heaven 119
Heaven, paradise, and the kingdom 122
Hymnody: heaven in the present tense 136
Heaven in poetry of sacred and profane love 147
4 Hell 175
The fear of hell 179
The theology of hell 187
'From fearful hope into fearless despair': some versions of hell on earth 196
Conclusion 219
Notes 230
Index 267
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