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From Bossuet to Newman : Cambridge Paperback Library - Owen Chadwick

From Bossuet to Newman

Cambridge Paperback Library

Paperback Published: 10th August 1987
ISBN: 9780521336765
Number Of Pages: 288

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The coming of modern historical research had religious consequences, especially in the more traditional churches to which history was very important and which themselves helped to create the historical sense. In this classic work, long unobtainable but now revised with a new introduction, Owen Chadwick traces the development of the notion that change in Christian doctrine was both possible and legitimate. Bossuet in the seventeenth century represented the opinion that Christian doctrine never or hardly changed: Newman in the second half of the nineteenth century saw that its expression necessarily changed in a changing society. This book shows how one opinion changed into the other, and explains the difficulties and tensions behind Newman's attempt to persuade an inherently conservative institution to face reality. In so doing it thus illuminates one vital aspect of the arrival into European thought of a distinct historical sensibility.

Abbreviationsp. vii
Preface to the First Editionp. viii
Introductionp. xiii
'Semper Eadem'p. 1
Logical Explanationp. 21
The Catholic Criticsp. 49
Progress in Religionp. 74
Newman and the Philosophy of Evolutionp. 96
Wardp. 120
Newman's Theoryp. 139
Newman and Romep. 164
Epiloguep. 185
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780521336765
ISBN-10: 0521336767
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10th August 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised