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The Resource Priests of culture : a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James, Douglas W. Sterner

Priests of culture : a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James, Douglas W. Sterner

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Priests of culture : a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James
Title
Priests of culture
Title remainder
a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James
Statement of responsibility
Douglas W. Sterner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Priests of Culture is an analysis of the thought of two cultural critics, Matthew Arnold and Henry James. Focusing on Arnold's cultural and religious criticism and James's travel literature, this study examines the efforts of both Arnold and James to find in an ideal of "culture" a supreme center of value around which to rally the forces of civilization in the wake of a nineteenth-century crisis of faith and unsettling social change. Arnold responds directly to that crisis in offering a doctrine of "culture" to serve as a bulwark for standards to replace an intellectually crippled Christianity. James appears to accept the absence of faith, but is even more appalled at the erosion of cultural standards in an America increasingly reduced to a "money-grabbing democracy." Sterner argues that their critiques remain compelling, but the curative, cultural visions of both founder in their attempts to make "culture" serve purposes normally, and properly, reserved to religion."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Sterner, Douglas W.
Dewey number
821/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4024
LC item number
.S824 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sociocriticism
Series volume
vol. 9
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  • Arnold, Matthew
  • James, Henry
  • Christianity and literature
  • Culture
  • Culture
  • Culture
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • United States
Label
Priests of culture : a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James, Douglas W. Sterner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) 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
Control code
39614690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780820441818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98033745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Priests of culture : a study of Matthew Arnold & Henry James, Douglas W. Sterner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) 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
Control code
39614690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780820441818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98033745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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