Content tagged: religion

Wilkie Collins – An Interpretation of Christian Belief

In 1852 Wilkie Collins wrote to his friend and colleague Edward Pigott: “I make no claim to orthodoxy. I am neither a protestant, a catholic nor a dissenter. I do not desire to discuss this or that particular creed but I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God.”1 Though this letter was written […]

Literature and Religion in Mid-Victorian England

The Pope has just canonised three nineteenth-century missionaries, but no-one had seriously expected to see St Charles Dickens or St Wilkie Collins, who are the main focus of this book. The combination of unconventional sexual arrangements in their lives and manifest exasperation with aspects of Evangelical religion in their work has not encouraged readers to […]