The Victorians Institute Journal, Volume 43 has just been released, along with my article on George Eliot’s re-historicizing of Jesus in Adam Bede, titled:  “Not an Average Man”: Jesus and the Commonplace Heroic of Adam Bede.

I’m grateful for the assistance of the editors at VIJ for all their help getting this article ready for publication. It is truly a better work for their attention to detail. If you have a few spare minutes, the volume is well worth the time, with articles on mothering in Charlotte Yonge’s novels by Tamara Wagner, masculinity in university fiction by Brent Shannon, and a great piece on forgiveness in Gerard Manly Hopkins’ poetry by Thomas Berenato. It’s an honor to have my article included with these other insightful works.


Jessica Ann Hughes
Wheaton College