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Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England : Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England: Volume 2 Assaults v.2 - Maurice Cowling

Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England

Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England: Volume 2 Assaults v.2

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2003
ISBN: 9780521259590
Number Of Pages: 404

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In Volume 1 of Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England, Maurice Cowling defined the principles according to which the intellectual history of modern England should be written and argued that the history of Christianity was of primary importance. In this volume, which is self-contained, he makes a further contribution to understanding the role which Christianity has played in modern English thought. The book is unusual in its concentration on argument. Cowling relates Christian argument to secular argument and secular argument to Christian argument, discussing Tractarianism and Ultramontanism in the context of secular humanism and pessimistic illusionlessness, and vice versa. The roles of science and history are discussed. The book is given coherence by the connected ideas of the ubiquity of religion, of literature as an instrument of religious indoctrination, and of the intimacy of the connections between the political, philosophical, literary and religious assumptions that are to be found among the leaders of the English intelligentsia.

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"Maurice Cowling ... is arguably among the twentieth century's most accomplished historians." First Things. "With the publication in 2001 of the third and final volume of his immense magnum opus ... Cowling has completed a work of history not only in many ways sui generis, but truly magisterial." First Things

The assault on the eighteenth century
The assault on Christianity
The assault on Christianity in the twentieth century
Assaults on the assailants
Conclusion: assaults and accommodations
Index of main names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521259590
ISBN-10: 0521259592
Series: Religion & Public Doctrine in Modern England : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 19th August 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.66