Marsden, Simon J. (2006) 'Vain are the thousand creeds' : Wuthering Heights, the Bible and liberal protestantism. Literature and Theology, 20 (3). pp. 236-250.Full text not available from this repository.
This essay reconsiders Emily Brontë's place within the theological history of the early nineteenth century. I argue that there is a complex system of biblical hermeneutics embedded within the narrative of Wuthering Heights. In the first part of the essay, I locate Brontë within the key theological and denominational contexts of her family life. In the second part, I offer a comparative reading of Wuthering Heights and Friedrich Schleiermacher's The Christian Faith and argue that Brontë's use of the Bible is founded upon a liberal hermeneutics that privileges personal, intuitive experience of the divine over traditional canonical authority.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Literature and Theology|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||14 Apr 2008 11:13|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:21|
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