By Donald Davie
First released in 1978, this research considers the impression of dissenting voices upon literature, faith and politics which will think again the nonconformist contribution to English tradition from the eighteenth century via to the 20 th.
This historic survey takes into the account the contribution of a wealth of seminal literary figures akin to the poets Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley and William Blake; and the novelists Elizabeth Gaskell, George Elliot, Mark Rutherford and D. H. Lawrence. even if, faraway from consigning his examine purely to literature, Davie additionally comprises very important orators like Robert corridor; scientists like Michael Farraday and Philip Gosse; political activists like Joseph Priestly, and squaddies like Orde Wingate. Unitarians, Sandemanians, Wesleyan Methodists and the Plymouth Brethren are thought of, in addition to the older denominations.
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A Gathered Church: The Literature of the English Dissenting Interest, 1700-1930 (Routledge Revivals) by Donald Davie