A Gathered Church: The Literature of the English Dissenting by Donald Davie

By Donald Davie

First released in 1978, this learn considers the effect of dissenting voices upon literature, faith and politics which will think again the nonconformist contribution to English tradition from the eighteenth century via to the 20th.

This historic survey takes into the account the contribution of a wealth of seminal literary figures similar to the poets Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley and William Blake; and the novelists Elizabeth Gaskell, George Elliot, Mark Rutherford and D. H. Lawrence. notwithstanding, faraway from consigning his examine in basic terms to literature, Davie additionally contains very important orators like Robert corridor; scientists like Michael Farraday and Philip Gosse; political activists like Joseph Priestly, and squaddies like Orde Wingate. Unitarians, Sandemanians, Wesleyan Methodists and the Plymouth Brethren are thought of, in addition to the older denominations.

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