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Published: 12 February 2015

288 Pages | 7 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198728757

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The Gospel According to Renan

Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Robert D. Priest

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Provides a new analysis of Renan's Life of Jesus, helping readers appreciate the importance of one of the most controversial non-fiction texts of the nineteenth century
  • Based on research into a large number of new manuscript sources
  • Enables readers to trace the significance of Renan's ideas through the cultural, political, and intellectual changes that shook French society
  • Contributes to an expanding literature on the persistence of religion in modern France