Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth Century Britain E–pub New

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Th the lens of current debates IN CRITICAL THEORY ANDERSON MAKES THE critical theory Anderson makes the that reading the modern self as necessarily secular involves a distortion of cultural istory Her The Art and Making of The Expanse hope is to move dialogue beyond recalcitrant religious and ideological fundamentalisms Her contribution reading the complexities and ambiguities of secular and religious life in a particularistorical episode is a significant ste. About the lives of eighteenth century Methodists; rather it is about Methodism as it was imagined in the work of eighteenth century British writers and artists where it served as a sign of sexual cognitive and social danger By situating satiric images of Methodists in their

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contexts she recaptures a cultural debate over the domains of religion and literature in the modern British imaginationRich in cultural and literary analysis Anderson's argument will be of interest to students and scholars of the eighteenth century religious studies theater and the istory of gend. ,

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A worthwhile read Misty Anderson brings the uestions of selfhood and belief to life in er examination of the interplay between the enthusiastic Methodist and their counterparts in the worlds of literature and theatre 18th Century Methodism she argues challenged the narrow confines of rationalist identity that modernity ad set up As such it was often the narrow confines of rationalist identity that modernity ad set up As such it was often as politically sexually and intellectual. In the eighteenth century British Methodism was it was often viewed as politically sexually and intellectual. In the eighteenth century British Methodism was object of both derision and desire Many popular eighteenth century works ridiculed Methodists yet often the very same plays novels and prints that cast *METHODISTS AS PRIMITIVE IRRATIONAL OR DELUDED * as primitive irrational or deluded betrayed a thinly cloaked fascination with the experiences of divine presence attributed to the new evangelical movement Misty G Anderson argues that writers actors and artists used Methodism as a concept to interrogate the boundaries of the self and the fluid relationships between religion and literature between reason and enthusiasm. Ly suspect Yet it also eld a fascination for many who
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for a belief that to their emotion The worlds of theatre and aesthetics found themselves in a longed for a belief that appealed to their emotion The worlds of theatre and aesthetics found themselves in a natural competitors to Methodism due to it theatrical presence and the religious enthusiasm which mirrors or is mirrored in the aesthete losing erself in the sublime Through the A Timeless Romance Anthology All Regency Collection historical example of 18th century Methodism read wi. And between theater and belief Imagining Methodism situates works by Henry Fielding John Cleland Samuel Foote William Hogarth Horace Walpole Tobias Smollett and others alongside the contributions of John Wesley Charles Wesley and George Whitefield in order to understandow Methodism's brand of experimental religion was both born of the modern world and perceived as a threat to itAnderson's analysis of reactions to Methodism exposes a complicated interlocking picture of the religious and the secular terms less transparent than they seem in current critical usage Her argument is not. .
Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth Century Britain