The Bible

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The Bible

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Soldier"s son Joseph Barker... first read the Bible ""chiefly as a work of history and was very greatly delighted with many of its stories... One effect was to lead me to regard miracles as nothing improbable"". Consequently his response to Pilgrim"s Progress was exactly the same: ""My impression was, that the whole was literal and true""...Ghost stories, highwayman stories, fairy tales, Paradise Lost and Daniel Defoe were all equally credible. ""I was naturally a firm believer in all that was gravely spoken or printed"", he recalled. ""I doubted nothing that was found in books... I had no idea at the time I read Robinson Crusoe, that there were such things as novels, works of fiction, in existence""."

Source

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Notes
See Joseph Barker, 'History and Confessions' pp.116-18

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Accessed on 2019/09/16 12:04:20

Related people
Barker, Joseph
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
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The Bible

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Soldier"s son Joseph Barker... first read the Bible ""chiefly as a work of history and was very greatly delighted with many of its stories... One effect was to lead me to regard miracles as nothing improbable"". Consequently his response to Pilgrim"s Progress was exactly the same: ""My impression was, that the whole was literal and true""...Ghost stories, highwayman stories, fairy tales, Paradise Lost and Daniel Defoe were all equally credible. ""I was naturally a firm believer in all that was gravely spoken or printed"", he recalled. ""I doubted nothing that was found in books... I had no idea at the time I read Robinson Crusoe, that there were such things as novels, works of fiction, in existence""."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Notes
See Joseph Barker, 'History and Confessions' pp.116-18

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/75288
Accessed on 2019/09/16 12:04:20

Related people
Barker, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
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