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date: 06 April 2020

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This article focuses on Victorian poetry and religion in the nineteenth century. It discusses the fantasy of the church as reflected in popular religious poems by writers from various religious backgrounds. It considers how the genre of the ‘village church’ made its way into major Victorian poems. It then examines a selection of little-known poems that deliberately stage their rejection of churchgoing as part of an ongoing dissenting, radical political commitment.

Keywords: Victorian poetry, Victorian poems, religious poems, Victorian religion, nineteenth century, churchgoing, village church

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