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Cantor, G. N., 1943-

Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851 / Geoffrey Cantor.

Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2011.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Physical Description:
xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Reference Library
BL980.G7 C36 2011 (LC)
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Online book version
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-217) and index.
Subject Terms:
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Religion and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

  • Introduction. The religious landscape in 1851-- Fears and dangers. Religion under siege : the threat from-and to-foreigners ; Protestantism under siege : the threat from Catholicism ; Biblical prophecies : the Tower of Babel and Belshazzar's Feast
  • Preparing for the exhibition. Organizing the Exhibition ; The prize essay competition ; Guides to London and the Exhibition ; The opening ceremony
  • Religious organizations. Religious services and other facilities for visitors ; Publications directed at visitors ; Religious societies as exhibitors
  • On display : the building, its contents, and English Protestantism. The Crystal Palace ; Its contents ; Protestantism on display
  • Things seen and unseen. Things seen : "the Earth is the Lord's" ; Things unseen : "love not the world"
  • Catholic, secular, and Jewish perceptions. Roman Catholic reactions ; The secular temple ; Jewish responses
  • Paradise regained. Compensating for Babel ; The unity of nations, progress, and the millennium ; Internationalism and pacifism ; The 1851 Peace Congress
  • The Exhibition : close and retrospect. The closing ceremonies ; Religious diversity.