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  Volume 37, Number 2, Fall 2011

Table of Contents

Editors’ Note

p. 1

Forum: Chapter and Verse

Genesis 1:28 and the Languages of Colonial Improvement in Victorian New Zealand

pp. 9-13

Retribution in Islam (Qur’an 2:178): Fact and Fiction in Victorian Literature

pp. 13-16

Protestants, Convents, and Seduction by Matthew 10:37

pp. 16-20

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism in Victorian England, 1870–1900

pp. 21-26

“Hear My Voice”: Rhythmic Forgiveness and Psalm 130

pp. 26-30

  Correcting English Versions of the Qur’an: The Throne (‘arsh) and the Footstool (Kursi) Controversy in 1902

pp. 31-35

The Book of Acts and the Origin of the Races in Evangelical Thought

pp. 35-39

Articles: Religion and Sexuality
Edited by Joy Dixon and Naomi Hetherington


pp. 41-45

Feminism, Freethought, and the Sexual Subject in Colonial New Woman Fiction: Olive Schreiner and Kathleen Mannington Caffyn

pp. 47-59

Sex, Religion, and the New Woman in China: A Comparative Reading of Sarah Grand and Alicia Little

pp. 61-74

“Our Modern Code of Morals”: Public Responses to the 1890 O’Shea v. O’Shea Divorce Case

pp. 75-87

Transforming Christian Womanhood: Female Sexuality and Church Missionary Society Encounters in the Niger Mission, Onitsha

pp. 89-106

Gender, Religion, and Infanticide in Colonial India, 1870–1906

pp. 107-120

Masters and Messiahs: Religion, Sex, and Home in Two Works by Israel Zangwill

pp. 121-135

“How Wonderful to Die for What You Love”: Mrs. Havelock Ellis’s Love-Acre (1914) as Spiritual Autobiography

pp. 137-151

Book Reviews

Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse 1790–1910 by Herbert F. Tucker (review)

pp. 153-154

Conflicted Life: William Jerdan, 1782–1869: London Editor, Author and Critic by Susan Matoff (review)

pp. 154-156

George Eliot’s Intellectual Life by Avrom Fleishman

pp. 156-158

The Punch Brotherhood: Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian London by Patrick Leary (review)

pp. 159-161

X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790–1895 by Megan A. Norcia (review)

pp. 161-163

The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry by Linda K. Hughes

pp. 163-164

The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News by Matthew Rubery (review)

pp. 164-167



pp. 169-172

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