Masculinity and Spirituality in Victorian Culture

  • Andrew Bradstock
  • Sean Gill
  • Anne Hogan
  • Sue Morgan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrew Bradstock, Sean Gill, Anne Hogan, Sue Morgan
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lori M. Miller
    Pages 27-43
  4. Carol Marie Engelhardt
    Pages 44-57
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 226-232

About this book


In its specially-commissioned fourteen chapters, this important book discusses an impressively wide range of issues around the theme of male spirituality in the nineteenth century, drawing from history, cultural studies, art history and literary criticism. Topics explored include: ideological and iconographical representations of masculinity across the major Christian denominations; militarism and hymnody; male homosexuality and homoeroticism. The book is not afraid to explore controversial areas, nor to go beyond the generally acknowledged 'canon' of prescribers of gender identity: it includes, for example, leading nonconformist figures like William Booth and Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and early gay writers like John Addington Symonds.


Anglican Church Cultural Studies culture gender novel spirituality

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Bradstock
    • 1
  • Sean Gill
    • 2
  • Anne Hogan
    • 3
  • Sue Morgan
    • 4
  1. 1.King Alfred’s CollegeWinchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Theology and Religious StudiesUniversity of BristolUK
  3. 3.School of Culture and LanguageUniversity of Southampton New CollegeUK
  4. 4.University College ChichesterUK

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