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Published: 06 May 2019

336 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198837725

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God and Progress

Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845 - 1914

Joshua Bennett

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Offers an original account of intellectual change in nineteenth-century Britain
  • Explores the rich relationship between historical thought and religious debate in Victorian culture
  • Adopts a wide contextual perspective which embraces narratives from believers and unbelievers, Anglicans and nonconformists, and writers from different parts of the British Isles
  • Situates British debates in relation to their European and especially German Idealist intellectual contexts
  • Demonstrates the neglected cosmopolitanism of Victorian intellectual life
  • Shows how neglected biblical and philosophical, sociological and literary ideas shaped competing religious and secular conceptions of past, present, and future