Florence Nightingaleas Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal Notes

Florence Nightingaleas Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal Notes : Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 3

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This third volume in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale reports her controversial theological essays (only two of which have been previously published) and a great array of correspondence, from such Roman Catholics as Cardinal Manning and the Reverend Mother of the Sisters of Mercy of Bermondsey to the liberal Protestant Benjamin Jowett, evangelicals and missionaries. Nightingale's recommendations for a revision of the Bible for schoolchildren and excerpts from her devotional reading are given. Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary. The Series In the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale all the surviving writing of Florence Nightingale will be published, much of it for the first time. Known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the major founder of the modern profession of nursing, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) will be revealed also as a scholar, theorist and social reformer of enormous scope and importance. Original material has been obtained from over 150 archives and private collections worldwide. This abundance of material will be reflected in the series, revealing a significant amount of new material on her philosophy, theology and personal spiritual journey, as well as on her vision of a public health care system, her activism to achieve the difficult early steps of nursing for the sick poor in workhouse infirmaries and her views on health promotion and women's control over midwifery. Nightingale's more than forty years of work for public health in India, particularly in famine prevention and for broader social reform, will be reported in detail. The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale demonstrates Nightingale's astute use of the political process and reports on her extensive correspondence with royalty, viceroys, cabinet ministers and international leaders, including such notables as Queen Victoria and W.E. Gladstone. Much new material on Nightingale's family is reported, including some that will challenge her standard portrayal in the secondary literature. Sixteen printed volumes are scheduled and will record her enormous and largely unpublished correspondence, previously published books, articles and pamphlets, many of which have long been out of print. There will be full publication in electronic form, permitting readers to easily pursue their particular interests. Extensive databases, notably a chronology and a names index, will also be published in electronic form, again permitting convenient access to persons interested not only in Nightingale but in other figures of the time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 161 x 234 x 39mm | 1,108g
  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 0889203717
  • 9780889203716
  • 2,473,371

Table of contents

Table of Contents for Florence Nightingaleas Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal Notes: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 3 , edited by Lynn McDonald Acknowledgments Dramatis Personae List of Illustrations A PrA (c)cis of the Collected Works Introduction to Volume 3 Key to Editing Fraseras Magazine Articles aA aNotea of Interrogationa aA Sub aNote of Interrogation.a I What Will Be Our Religion in 1999?a Reaction to the Fraseras Magazine Essays A Note on Liberty Nightingaleas Unpublished Essays aWhat Is Theology?a aThe Character of Goda aEvidence of a Perfect Goda aSympathya aHarmonya aChristian Fellowship/Godas Fellowshipa aThe Familya aThe New Moral Worlda aPrivate Judgmenta aTruth and Feelinga Journal Notes and Letters Introduction The Nature of God and Christ The Afterlife, Heaven and Hell Three Visions The Place of Mysticism Correspondence and Notes on Roman Catholicism Letters to, from and about Henry Manning Letters to Rev Mother Mary Clare Moore Religious Orders The Convent of Port Royal Letters and Notes on aGoing Over to Romea Correspondence and Notes on Protestantism Protestant Denominations and Divisions Her Evangelical aAunt,a Hannah Nicholson Heresy Charges against F.D. Maurice With Her Father, W.E. Nightingale, on Religion With Her Evangelical Brother-in-Law, Sir Harry Verney On Protestant Sisterhoods On Michael Faraday and the Sandemanian Sect On the Church in Ireland To Home Missionary Catherine Marsh Miscellaneous Letters and Notes: Clergy and Missionaries On the Selection of Vicars at Claydon Exchanges with Jowett on Religion Introduction Letters Nightingaleas Proposals for The School and Childrenas Bible edited by GA (c)rard VallA (c)e Notes and Excerpts from/for Benjamin Jowett The Controversy over Essays and Reviews Excerpts from Devotional Reading Robert Falconer Tale of the Refugee Nuns Notes from the Marquise de Lafayette Savonarola Appendix A: Biographical Sketches Benjamin Jowett (1817a93) Henry Edward (Cardinal) Manning (1808a92) (Rev Mother) Mary Clare Moore (1814a74) Mary Jones (1812a87) Bibliography Index Names and Subjects Biblical References
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``The Nightingale project ranks with both the Gladstone diaries and the Disraeli letters as a major undertaking in the field of Victorian-era scholarship, and therefore is of surpassing value to historians of the period, as well as to general readers.'' -- C. Brad Faught, Tyndale University College, Toronto -- Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. 81 (1), March 2012, 201204 ``The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale is an extremely ambitious project that is a great service to scholarship. Every general academic library should own the complete set. It pulls together material that has been hitherto diffused across more than 150 collections, some of them private ones, in places ranging from Germany to India and Japan, as well as numerous English-speaking countries.'' -- Timothy Larsen -- Books and Culture, November/December 2008, 200901 ``The details and explications of her views...are presented in carefully annotated and insightful editorial discussions....[These volumes] provide a more complete understanding of this complex woman, extending our appreciation of her much beyond the `The Lady with the Lamp' legend.... The product of rigorous scholarship, of meticulous historical research--and a labour of love.'' -- Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Volume 21/1, 2004, 200510 ``[I]t is clear that this is an academic project of the highest importance and integrity. It will have an impact on the work of scholars far beyond the immediate field of health history. Nightingale's interests were wide-ranging and her correspondence included some of the leading thinkers of her day....The editing of these volumes is exemplary. Every reference has been followed up, including the identification of minor dramatis personae. Important personalities are accorded short biographies. On every page there are biblical allusions, which are faithfully identified. Each thematic section has an introductory essay and these are amplified by a full outline of Nightingale's life and thought in volume 1. This project makes a major contribution to scholarship which will be of permanent value.'' -- Helen Mathers, University of Sheffield, Ecclesiastical History ``The Collected Works will allow us to see for the first time the full complexity of this extraordinary and multifacted woman. It will be a tool of enormous value not only to Nightgale scholars and biographers, but also to historians of a wide variety of aspects of Victorian society: war, the army, public health nursing, religion, India, women's issues and so on.'' -- Mark Bostridge -- Times Literary Supplement, January 10, 2003, 200310
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About Lynn McDonald

Lynn McDonald , director of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale , is university professor emerita at the University of Guelph. She is an environmentalist, a former member of parliament, a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and a long-time activist on womens issues. She has an honorary doctorate from York University.
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