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The Resource Vanity Fair and the Celestial City : dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800, Isabel Rivers

Vanity Fair and the Celestial City : dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800, Isabel Rivers

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Vanity Fair and the Celestial City : dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800
Title
Vanity Fair and the Celestial City
Title remainder
dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Rivers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work explores the works written, edited, abridged, and promoted by evangelical dissenters, Methodists both Arminian and Calvinist, and Church of England evangelicals in the period 1720 to 1800. Isabel Rivers also looks back to earlier sources and forward to the continued republication of many of these works well into the nineteenth century. The first part is concerned with the publishing and distribution of religious books by commercial booksellers and not-for-profit religious societies, and the means by which readers obtained them and how they responded to what they read. The second part shows that some of the most important publications were new versions of earlier nonconformist, episcopalian, Roman Catholic, and North American works. The third part explores the main literary kinds, including annotated bibles, devotional guides, exemplary lives, and hymns. Building on many years' research into the religious literature of the period, Rivers discusses over two hundred writers and provides detailed case studies of popular and influential works. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rivers, Isabel
Dewey number
820.9/382804
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.R45
LC item number
R58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian literature, English
  • Evangelicalism in literature
  • Christian literature, English
  • Evangelicalism in literature
Label
Vanity Fair and the Celestial City : dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800, Isabel Rivers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-428) 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
  • Booksellers for Smaller Denominations
  • Provincial Printers and Booksellers
  • 2.
  • Religious Societies for Distributing Books
  • Welsh Trust
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor
  • Society for Distributing Religious Tracts among the Poor
  • Unitarian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Religious Tract Society
  • Pt. I
  • Appendix: Unitarian Tract Collections
  • 3.
  • Reading
  • Advice about Reading
  • Access to Books
  • Accounts of Reading
  • Appendix: John Wesley's D̀irections How to Read'
  • pt. II
  • SOURCES
  • 4.
  • BOOKS AND THEIR READERS
  • Nonconformist Inheritance
  • Favourite Nonconformist Authors
  • Richard Baxter's Practical Works
  • John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
  • 5.
  • Episcopalian Inheritance
  • Favourite Episcopalian Authors
  • Henry Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man
  • 6.
  • Roman Catholic Influences
  • 1.
  • John Wesley's Catholic Editions
  • Quaker Catholic Editions
  • 7.
  • North American Connexions
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • David Brainerd
  • pt. III
  • LITERARY KINDS
  • 8.
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Principal Booksellers and Publishing Outlets
  • Advice about Bible Reading
  • Biblical Adaptation and Exploitation
  • Bible and the Classics
  • Commentaries and Annotated Bibles
  • 9.
  • Practical Works
  • Sermons and Prayers
  • Major Devotional Handbooks
  • 10.
  • Lives and Letters
  • Congregationalists
  • Collections of Lives
  • Letters
  • Diaries and Journals
  • Ministerial Lives
  • Lay Lives
  • 11.
  • Poems and Hymns
  • Hymn Collections
  • Publishing and Editing Poems and Hymns
  • Uses of Hymns and Poems
  • Methodists
  • Epilogue
  • Church of England Evangelicals
  • Major London Dissenting Booksellers
Control code
1014458018
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780198269960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014458018
Label
Vanity Fair and the Celestial City : dissenting, Methodist, and evangelical literary culture in England 1720-1800, Isabel Rivers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-428) 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
  • Booksellers for Smaller Denominations
  • Provincial Printers and Booksellers
  • 2.
  • Religious Societies for Distributing Books
  • Welsh Trust
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor
  • Society for Distributing Religious Tracts among the Poor
  • Unitarian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Religious Tract Society
  • Pt. I
  • Appendix: Unitarian Tract Collections
  • 3.
  • Reading
  • Advice about Reading
  • Access to Books
  • Accounts of Reading
  • Appendix: John Wesley's D̀irections How to Read'
  • pt. II
  • SOURCES
  • 4.
  • BOOKS AND THEIR READERS
  • Nonconformist Inheritance
  • Favourite Nonconformist Authors
  • Richard Baxter's Practical Works
  • John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
  • 5.
  • Episcopalian Inheritance
  • Favourite Episcopalian Authors
  • Henry Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man
  • 6.
  • Roman Catholic Influences
  • 1.
  • John Wesley's Catholic Editions
  • Quaker Catholic Editions
  • 7.
  • North American Connexions
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • David Brainerd
  • pt. III
  • LITERARY KINDS
  • 8.
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Principal Booksellers and Publishing Outlets
  • Advice about Bible Reading
  • Biblical Adaptation and Exploitation
  • Bible and the Classics
  • Commentaries and Annotated Bibles
  • 9.
  • Practical Works
  • Sermons and Prayers
  • Major Devotional Handbooks
  • 10.
  • Lives and Letters
  • Congregationalists
  • Collections of Lives
  • Letters
  • Diaries and Journals
  • Ministerial Lives
  • Lay Lives
  • 11.
  • Poems and Hymns
  • Hymn Collections
  • Publishing and Editing Poems and Hymns
  • Uses of Hymns and Poems
  • Methodists
  • Epilogue
  • Church of England Evangelicals
  • Major London Dissenting Booksellers
Control code
1014458018
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780198269960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014458018

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