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    When Dickens does refer to Christianity (as...

    When Dickens does refer to Christianity (as bounty mentions in Tale of Two Cities), I often find it very moving. My theory is that Tiny Tim is a Christ figure who brings Scrooge to learn compassion....
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    Thank you for that, Pip. It is interesting to...

    Thank you for that, Pip.

    It is interesting to compare the treatment of religion in Dickens with George Eliot. Although she was an atheist, she had an appreciation of religious experience and its...
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    Dickens is being unfair to many more orthodox...

    Dickens is being unfair to many more orthodox Christians who were involved in social and political action.

    Slavery was abolished in his early lifetime in large part through the political...
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    Another way of putting it is a Christian is aware...

    Another way of putting it is a Christian is aware that they are sinners but still loved by God.
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    In the winter of 1842-43 Dickens wrote to a...

    In the winter of 1842-43 Dickens wrote to a friend that he had joined a Unitarian congregation

    “Disgusted with our Established Church and its Puseyisms, and daily outrages on common sense and...
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