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St John and the Victorians

St John and the Victorians

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Hardback

£75.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521509725
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 24/11/2011
Width: 16 cm
Height: 23.5 cm
The Gospel according to St John, often regarded as the most important of the gospels in the account it gives of Jesus' life and divinity, received close attention from nineteenth-century biblical scholars and prompted a significant response in the arts. This original interdisciplinary study of the cultural afterlife of John in Victorian Britain places literature, the visual arts and music in their religious context. Discussion of the Evangelist, the Gospel and its famous prologue is followed by an examination of particular episodes that are unique to John. Michael Wheeler's research reveals the depth of biblical influence on British culture and on individuals such as Ruskin, Holman Hunt and Tennyson. He makes a significant contribution to the understanding of culture, religion and scholarship in the period.

Michael Wheeler (University of Southampton)

Michael Wheeler is a Visiting Professor of English at the University of Southampton and an Honorary Professor of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre at Lancaster University.

'Wheeler's research does not disappoint.' Church Times

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