Chapter 2. Isaiah and Ezekiel – But What About Charley?

  1. Philip Davis

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304619.ch2

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

How to Cite

Davis, P. (2008) Isaiah and Ezekiel – But What About Charley?, in Why Victorian Literature Still Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304619.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135788

Online ISBN: 9781444304619

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • “Dining with the Prophets” - Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel;
  • Isaiah and Ezekiel – But What About Charley?;
  • action will furnish belief, – but will that belief be the true one;
  • William James's vitalist dictum, “Truth is what works”;
  • act of writing - most genuine form of thinking in terms of trying out what works;
  • dynamic form of writing - James's “as if” and MacDonald's “may be a might be”;
  • Victorian doubt - commitment to importance and risk of belief;
  • Tennyson's “There lives more faith in honest doubt, / Believe me,” “than in half the creeds”