Christian Charity in Theory and Practice

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print June 1990 | ISBN: 9780198112143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670671 | DOI:

Series: Oxford English Monographs

Christian Charity in Theory and Practice

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This chapter discusses Samuel Johnson's rather different approach to the theory and practice of charity. His ideals of charity are not nearly so lofty or exacting as those of writers such as Fielding, and his conclusions leave individuals with considerable freedom concerning the choice and extent of his beneficence and good will. An examination of the Christian theory of charity is also included in this chapter.

Keywords: Samuel Johnson; charity; Fielding; benificence; good will; Christian

Chapter.  10651 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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