Tomkinson, Neil

Christian Faith and Practice of Samuel Johnson, Thomas De Quincey and Thomas Love Peacock
1992 0-7734-9194-5
The religious views of these three writers have been extracted from their works and reported conversations in as much detail as possible and have been compared and contrasted within the framework of the beliefs and doctrines of the Church of England (to which Johnson and De Quincey belonged). Peacock belonged to no church but had his connections with religion, in that his wife was a member of the Church of Wales and his four children were all baptised in the Church of England. This work examines in detail their views on religious upbringing, clergy, worship, faith, sin, and death.