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The Resource Cultivating belief : Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination, Sebastian Lecourt

Cultivating belief : Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination, Sebastian Lecourt

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Cultivating belief : Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination
Title
Cultivating belief
Title remainder
Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Lecourt
Title variation
Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores how a group of Victorian liberal writers that included George Eliot, Walter Pater, and Matthew Arnold became attracted to new theories of religion as a function of race and ethnicity. Since the early modern period, British liberals had typically constructed religion as a zone of personal belief that defined modern individuality and interiority. During the 1860s, however, Eliot, Arnold, and other literary liberals began to claim that religion could actually do the most for the modern self when it came as a kind of involuntary inheritance. Stimulated by the emerging science of anthropology, they imagined that religious experiences embedded in race or ethnicity could render the self heterogeneous, while the individual who insisted upon selecting his or her own beliefs would become narrow and parochial." --
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From publisher's website
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YDX
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Lecourt, Sebastian
Dewey number
820.9/38209034
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.R44
LC item number
L43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion in literature
  • English literature
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Secularism
  • Liberalism
  • Individualism
  • Romanticism
  • Anthropology of religion
  • English literature
  • Ethnicity
  • Individualism
  • Liberalism
  • Race
  • Religion in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Secularism
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Cultivating belief : Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination, Sebastian Lecourt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Victorian anthropology and Victorian secularity -- The Rubicon of language: Max Müller, evangelical anthropology, and the history of true religion -- Arnoldian secularism: race and political theology from Celtic Literature to Literature and Dogma -- History's second-hand bookshop: self-cultivation and scripturality in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda and The Spanish Gypsy -- A more liberal surrender: aestheticism, asceticism, and Walter Pater's erotics of conversion -- National supernaturalism: Andrew Lang, world literature, and the limits of eclecticism -- Coda: aesthetic secularism
Control code
1002112954
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198812494
Lccn
2017954408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14764051
System control number
(OCoLC)1002112954
Label
Cultivating belief : Victorian anthropology, liberal aesthetics, and the secular imagination, Sebastian Lecourt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Victorian anthropology and Victorian secularity -- The Rubicon of language: Max Müller, evangelical anthropology, and the history of true religion -- Arnoldian secularism: race and political theology from Celtic Literature to Literature and Dogma -- History's second-hand bookshop: self-cultivation and scripturality in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda and The Spanish Gypsy -- A more liberal surrender: aestheticism, asceticism, and Walter Pater's erotics of conversion -- National supernaturalism: Andrew Lang, world literature, and the limits of eclecticism -- Coda: aesthetic secularism
Control code
1002112954
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198812494
Lccn
2017954408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14764051
System control number
(OCoLC)1002112954

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