Now available in paperback, the successful three volumes of Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West provide a fresh appraisal of the most important thinkers of that time. Some essays centre on major figures of the period; others cover topics, trends and schools of thought between the French Revolution and the First World War. The contributors are among the leading scholars in their field and analyse not only what was said but also why it was said, and explore what is of lasting value in it. Contributions are sufficiently clear to be of use to students in religious studies and cognate disciplines, but have enough depth and detail to appeal to scholars.
'These handsomely produced volumes are the most massive result so far of the establishment of modern religious thought as an important area of study. Because of that, and the quality of scholarship which they provide, they deserve a resounding welcome.' Theology 'Through the secure place that they will surely occupy in departmental reading lists, these twenty-seven essays are likely to shape the study of nineteenth century religious thought for some time to come.' Journal of Theological Studies