[Chapter 5, note 5, of the author's Carlyle and the Search for Authority, which the Ohio State University Press published in 1991. It appears in the Victorian web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright. not in print version indicates a link to material not in the original print version. GPL]

Tuell, 272-80, 292-300, 337-50; Harding, passim.

Harding argues that, while Sterling differed with the church on certain questions, he was fundamentally orthodox. Tuell and Harding were not the first to note that Carlyle distorted Sterling's religious career; it was already recognized by some of his contemporaries. See, for example, the review "Carlyle's Life of Sterling," in the Christian Observer.


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