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Religion and gender in England , 1830–85

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ostensibly about theology and liturgy, were also attempts to define the role and nature of women. Drawing on a variety of sources, this book seeks to revise understanding of the Victorian religious landscape, both retrieving Catholics from the cultural margins to which they are usually relegated, and calling for a reassessment of the Protestant attitude to the feminine ideal.

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

impediment to this division of Christian culture but an examplar of it. Understanding Victorian culture as divided into distinct cultures, Catholic and Protestant, suggests an additional way of understanding how Victorian culture was organised. As well as being grouped by class, gender, political affiliation, and geography, Victorians grouped themselves by shared affinities based on religious principles that transcended denominations. This schema offers an integrated approach to the Victorian religious landscape. Focusing on what people had in common rather than on what

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