Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 November 2019

256 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198832539

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W. T. Stead

Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet

Stewart J. Brown

Spiritual Lives

  • The first religious biography of the pioneering journalist, social reformer, feminist, spiritualist, and peace campaigner, W. T. Stead
  • An exploration of the synergies between religion and journalism in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain
  • Shows how Stead, the son of a Congregational pastor and following the American poet, journalist, and abolitionist, James Russell Lowell, viewed the editor's desk as his pulpit, from which he could reach a congregation of tens of thousands
  • Draws on Stead's voluminous writings, including his articles and editorials in the Northern Echo, the Pall Mall Gazette, and the Review of Reviews, and his many books