Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians
By (author) Michael Wheeler
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Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians by Michael Wheeler
Book DescriptionThe Victorians were obsessed with death, bereavement, and funeral rituals, and speculated vigorously on the nature of heaven, hell, and divine judgment. This popular abridgement of Michael Wheeler's award-winning Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology looks at the literary implications of Victorian views of death and the life beyond, and recreates vividly the fear and hope embodied in the theological positions of the novelists and poets of the age. Now accessible to a wide readership, Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521455657
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Wheeler
English Fiction of the Victorian Period, Hardback (February 2015)
Second edition originally published by Longman, 1994. First publisehed by Routledge in 2013.
St John and the Victorians, Paperback (August 2014)
An original study of the influence of the fourth Gospel on nineteenth-century British culture, art, scholarship, literature and music.
Heidegger and Cognitive Science, Hardback (August 2012)
This impressive volume of essays that includes contributions from Hubert Dreyfus, Mike Wheeler and Shaun Gallagher reflects an emerging trend in cognitive science, and explores this new approach to cognitive science informed by Heidegger's thoughts on human existence.
Old Enemies, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Michael Wheeler
This wide-ranging, well-illustrated study explores how the ancient divisions between Catholics and Protestants continued in the Victorian age.
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