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Religious Change in Europe 1650-1914 : Essays for John McManners - Nigel Aston

Religious Change in Europe 1650-1914

Essays for John McManners

By: Nigel Aston (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780198205968
Number Of Pages: 460

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The focus of this collection is the nature of religious change over more than two centuries, here examined by some of the leading scholars in the field, in tribute to John McManners on his eightieth birthday. Ranging across Europe (with a particular emphasis on France and Britain), readers will find essays which survey individual responses to crises in the religious life of the state, discuss contacts between communions, note changing patterns of worship and devotions, and explore the ways in which religion (and the lessons of the past) can offer help or consolation in the conduct of life. Some contributors deal with the close, often tense, links between religion, churchmen, and the formation and evolving character of the state; others consider the survival and adaptability of minority groups such as eighteenth-century monks, or British Jews, in response to external considerations. In all the contributions, the interaction of private and public life is a strong feature, a reflection of its own importance in Professor McManners' own writings.

`it is good that one of our most eminent living ecclesiastical historians ... should be the subject of this handsome tribute.' Church Times, 22 August 1997

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Notes On Contributorsp. ix
Introduction John Mcmanners, Man and Historianp. 1
The Science of Sin: Jacques De Sainte-Beuve And His Cas De Consciencep. 23
John Dury and the Practice of Irenicismp. 41
An Irish Opportunist in Paris Dr Piers De Girardinp. 59
Il Fallut Même Réveiller Les Suisses': Aspects Of Private Religious Practice in a Public Setting In Eighteenth-Century Versaillesp. 75
A Quest for Peace in the Church The Abbé A. J. CClément's Journey to Rome of 1758p. 103
Secular Simony: the Clergy and the Sale Of Offices in Eighteenth-Century Francep. 135
superstitious Enemies of the Flesh'? the Variety Of Benedictine Responses to the Enlightenmentp. 149
Joseph II and the Monasteries Of Austria and Hungaryp. 161
A 'Lay Divine': Burke, Christianity, and The Preservation of the British State, 1790-1797p. 185
The Kirk, the French Revolution And the Burden of Scottish Whiggeryp. 213
Religion According to Napoleon The Limitations of Pragmatismp. 235
Religious Reactions in Post-Revolutionary French Literature: Chateaubriand, Constant Mme De Staël, Joseph De Maistrep. 257
A Not Exclusive Truth: an Early Nineteenth-Century Pastoral Theology And Erasmusp. 275
The Office of Chief Rabbi A Very English Institutionp. 299
A Footing Beyond Time': Church, State, And The Individual in Carlyle's Historical Writingp. 309
L 'église, L'état Et L'Université: Les Facultés De Théologie Catholique En France Au Xixe Sièclep. 325
Colonial Church Establishment in The Aftermath of the Colenso Controversyp. 345
The British Ambassador and the Funeral Of Pope Pius IXp. 365
Eastern Horizons: Anglicans and the Oriental Orthodox Churchesp. 381
Epilogue: the Changing Role of The Ecclesiastical Historianp. 399
Bibliography of John Mcmanners's Worksp. 409
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780198205968
ISBN-10: 0198205961
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.87