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Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notes - Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 2

Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notes

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 2

Edited by Lynn McDonald
Subjects Religion, Biography And Autobiography, History
Series Collected Works of Florence Nightingale Hide Details
Hardcover : 9780889203662, 598 pages, February 2002

Table of contents

Table of Contents for
Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons, and Journal Notes: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 2, edited by Lynn McDonald

Acknowledgements

Dramatis Personae

List of Illustrations

A Précis of the Collected Works

Introduction to Volume 2

 

An Overview of Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey

Theological Views

The Character of God the Father

Jesus the Son and Saviour

The Holy Spirit

Atonement and Forgiveness

Sin and the Problem of Evil

Miracles and Signs

Eternity, Judgment, Heaven and Hell

The Bible

The Sacraments

Unitarian and Wesleyan Connections

The Church of England

Comparative Religion

The Practice of Religion

Christian Duty

Public Health Care as Christian Duty

The Proper Approach to Prayer

Devotional Reading

Missionary Work

Christian Feminism

Nursing as a Divine Vocation

Practical Mysticism

Identification with Religious Figures

Her Voices

Blessings and Peace

Nightingale’s Unpublished and Published Writing on Religion

Conclusions: Saint, “Lesser Saint” or No Saint at All?

Nightingale’s Biblical Annotations

Key to Editing

Introduction

Old Testament

Epistle Dedicatory

Genesis

The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus

The Third Book of Moses, Called Leviticus

The Fourth Book of Moses, Called Numbers

The Fifth Book of Moses, Called Deuteronomy

The First Book of Samuel, Otherwise Called, The First Book of Kings

The Second Book of Samuel, Otherwise Called, The Second Book of Kings

The First Book of the Kings, Commonly Called, The Third Book of the Kings

The Second Book of the Kings, Commonly Called, The Fourth Book of the Kings

The First Book of the Chronicles

The Second Book of the Chronciles

The Book of Job

The Book of Psalms

The Proverbs

Ecclesiastes; or, The Preacher

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

The Lamentations of Jeremiah

The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel

The Book of Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Micah

Nahum

Zechariah

Malachi

Pages Following the Old Testament

New Testament

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

The Acts of the Apostles

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians

The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

The Epistle of Paul to Titus

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

The General Epistle of James

The First Epistle General of Peter

The Second Epistle General of Peter

The First Epistle General of John

The Second Epistle General of John

The Revelation of St. John the Divine

The End of the Bible

Annotations from the Jubilee Bible

Sermons and Journal Notes

Sermons

Introduction

“Strait Is the Gate”

“Be Ye Perfect”

“Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?”

Letters and Notes about Sermons

Journal Notes

Short, Dated Notes on Religion (1844–77)

1844

1845

1848

1850

1851

1852

1854

1855

1856

1857

1858

Early 1860s

1864

1865

1866

1867

1868

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1876–1877

1877 Diary

Journal Notes

Short Notes on Religion (1878–1904)

1878

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

Undated Late Notes

Last Dated Notes (1900–1904)

1900

1901

1904

 

Bibliography

Index

Description

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is widely known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the founder of the modern profession of nursing. She was also a scholar and political activist who wrote and worked assiduously on many reform causes for more than forty years.

This series will confirm Nightingale as an important and significant nineteenth-century scholar and illustrate how she integrated her scholarship with political activism. Indispensable to scholars, and accessible and revealing to the general reader, it will show there is much more to know about Florence Nightingale than the “lady with the lamp.”

Although a life-long member of the Church of England, Nightingale has been described as both a Unitarian and a significan nineteenth-century mystic. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to the beliefs, influences and practices of this complex person. The second and largest part of this volume consists of Nightingale’s biblical annotations, made at various stages of her life (some dated, some not). The third part of volume 2 contains her journal notes, including her diary for 1877, which is published here for the first time. Much of this material is highly personal, even confessional in nature. Some of it is profoundly moving and will serve to show the complexity and power of Nightingale’s faith.

Currently, Volumes 1 to 11 are available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

Reviews

``The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale is an extremely ambitious project that is a great service to scholarship. Every general academic library should own the complete set. It pulls together material that has been hitherto diffused across more than 150 collections, some of them private ones, in places ranging from Germany to India and Japan, as well as numerous English-speaking countries.''

- Timothy Larsen, Books and Culture, November/December 2008

``The details and explications of her views...are presented in carefully annotated and insightful editorial discussions....[These volumes] provide a more complete understanding of this complex woman, extending our appreciation of her much beyond the `The Lady with the Lamp' legend.... The product of rigorous scholarship, of meticulous historical research--and a labour of love.''

- Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Volume 21/1, 2004

``The Nightingale project ranks with both the Gladstone diaries and the Disraeli letters as a major undertaking in the field of Victorian-era scholarship, and therefore is of surpassing value to historians of the period, as well as to general readers.''

- C. Brad Faught, Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. 81 (1), March 2012

``The Collected Works will allow us to see for the first time the full complexity of this extraordinary and multifacted woman. It will be a tool of enormous value not only to Nightgale scholars and biographers, but also to historians of a wide variety of aspects of Victorian society: war, the army, public health nursing, religion, India, women's issues and so on.''

- Mark Bostridge, Times Literary Supplement, January 10, 2003

``[I]t is clear that this is an academic project of the highest importance and integrity. It will have an impact on the work of scholars far beyond the immediate field of health history. Nightingale's interests were wide-ranging and her correspondence included some of the leading thinkers of her day....The editing of these volumes is exemplary. Every reference has been followed up, including the identification of minor dramatis personae. Important personalities are accorded short biographies. On every page there are biblical allusions, which are faithfully identified. Each thematic section has an introductory essay and these are amplified by a full outline of Nightingale's life and thought in volume 1. This project makes a major contribution to scholarship which will be of permanent value.''

- Helen Mathers, University of Sheffield, Ecclesiastical History