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Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Jane de Gay

Abstract

This wide-ranging study demonstrates that Woolf, despite her agnostic upbringing, was profoundly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Christianity as a faith and a socio-political movement. Jane de Gay provides a strongly contextual approach, first revealing the extent of the Christian influences on Woolf’s upbringing, including an analysis of the far-reaching influence of the Clapham Sect, and then drawing attention to the importance of Christianity among Woolf’s friends and associates. It shows that Woolf’s awareness of the ongoing influence of Christian ideas and institutions informed he ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, Christianity, Feminist theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415637
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane de Gay, author