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dc.contributor.authorYeandle, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-13T02:00:32Z
dc.date.available2021-05-13T02:00:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-05-12T07:44:44Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48544
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/69621
dc.description.abstract"The Rev. Dr John Hunt (1827-1907) was not a typical clergyman in the Victorian Church of England. He was Scottish, of lowly birth, and lacking both social connections and private means. He was also a witty and fluent intellectual, whose publications stood alongside the most eminent of his peers during a period when theology was being redefined in the light of Darwin’s Origin of Species and other radical scientific advances. Hunt attracted notoriety and conflict as well as admiration and respect: he was the subject of articles in Punch and in the wider press concerning his clandestine dissection of a foetus in the crypt of a City church, while his Essay on Pantheism was proscribed by the Roman Catholic Church. He had many skirmishes with incumbents, both evangelical and catholic, and was dismissed from several of his curacies. This book analyses his career in London and St Ives (Cambs.) through the lens of his autobiographical narrative, Clergymen Made Scarce (1867). David Yeandle has examined a little-known copy of the text that includes manuscript annotations by Eliza Hunt, the wife of the author, which offer unique insight into the many anonymous and pseudonymous references in the text. A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt is an absorbing personal account of the corruption and turmoil in the Church of England at this time. It will appeal to anyone interested in this history, the relationship between science and religion in the nineteenth century, or the role of the curate in Victorian England. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BG Biography: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BJ Diaries, letters & journals
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRL Aspects of religion (non-Christian)::HRLB Theology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::3 Time periods qualifiers::3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards::3JH c 1800 to c 1900
dc.subject.otherHistory and Biography; clergyman; intellectual; London; publications; Punch; Rev. Dr John Hunt; Scottish; St Ives; theology;
dc.titleA Victorian Curate
dc.title.alternativeA Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0248
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641525
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641532
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641556
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641563
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641570
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages264


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