First edition. - Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Book — 1 online resource.
Cover; God and Progress: Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845-1914; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations;
1: Religion and History in Nineteenth-Century Britain; THE ARGUMENT; REVIVAL AND LIBERAL HISTORICISM IN PROTESTANT INTELLECTUAL CULTURE; NETWORKS AND GENERATIONS; RELIGIOUS HISTORY IN THE VICTORIAN PUBLIC SPHERE; STRUCTURE;
2: The Early Church; THE TRANSFORMATION OF CHRISTIAN ANTIQUITY; THE PATRISTIC REVIVAL AND RULES OF FAITH; FROM NEWMAN TO BUNSEN; HELLENISM, TRINITARIANISM, AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE EARLY CHURCH
PROGRESS AND DECAY IN CHURCH AND SOCIETY3: Latin Christianity; MEDIEVALISM AND PROGRESS; REVIVAL AND ROMANISM; MILMAN'S HISTORY OF LATIN CHRISTIANITY; MILMAN'S READERS; PROGRESS AND ITS LIMITS IN MEDIEVAL RELIGION;
4: Reformation Protestantism; HISTORIC PROTESTANTISM AND MODERN CULTURE; THE REFORMATION REVIVED; HISTORY, DOGMA, AND PROTESTANT LIBERTY; RENAISSANCE, REFORMATION AND PROTESTANT ORIGINS;
5: Reason and Religion in Modern History; POSITIVISM AND HISTORY; SOCIOLOGY, RELIGION, AND THE MODERN MIND; RATIONAL THEOLOGY?; AGNOSTICISM AND THE HISTORY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE;
Select BibliographyI . PRIMARY SOURCES; MANUSCRIPT SOURCES; ONLINE RESOURCES; PRINTED PRIMARY SOURCES; II. SECONDARY SOURCES; Reference Works; Unpublished Secondary Sources; Other Secondary Sources; Index
Exploring the rich relationship between historical thought and religious debate in Victorian culture, God and Progress offers a unique and authoritative account of intellectual change in nineteenth-century Britain. The volume recovers a twofold process in which the growth of progressive ideas of history transformed British Protestant traditions, as religious debate, in turn, profoundly shaped Victorian ideas of history. It adopts a remarkably wide contextual perspective, embracing believers and unbelievers, Anglicans and nonconformists, and writers from different parts of the British Isles, fully situating British debates in relation to their European and especially German Idealist surroundings. The Victorian intellectual mainstream came to terms with religious diversity, changing ethical sensibilities, and new kinds of knowledge by encouraging providential, spiritualized, and developmental understandings of human time. A secular counter-culture simultaneously disturbed this complex consensus, grounding progress in appeals to scientific advances and the retreat of metaphysics. God and Progress thus explores the ways in which divisions within British liberalism were fundamentally related to differences over the past, present, and future of religion. It also demonstrates that religious debate powered the process by which historicism acquired cultural authority in Victorian national life, and later began to lose it. The study reconstructs the ways in which theological dynamics, often relegated to the margins of nineteenth-century British intellectual history, effectively forged its leading patterns. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (192 pages) : color illustrations, maps.
Contents 2; British Museum 8; National Gallery & National Portrait Gallery 12; London Eye 16; Tate Modern & Tate Britain 18; Natural History Museum 22; Science Museum 24; Buckingham Palace & Royal Parks and Gardens 26; Westminster Abbey & Parliament Square 32; Tower of London 36; St. Paul's Cathedral 40; Moments in History 44; Churches 46; Museums 48; Art Galleries 50; Famous Residents 52; Royal London 54; Performing Arts Venues 56; Live Music Venues 58; West End Shows 60; Pubs 62; Shops and Markets 64; Festivals and Events 66; Children's London 68; River Sights 70; Literary London 72.
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2: A Second Career: Royal Counselor and Official, c.1121-1135
3: The Making of a Super-Magnate
4: Feudal Baron
5: The Empress's Champion
6: The Earl and the Chronicler Bibliography.
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The Earl, The Kings, And The Chronicler is the first full length biography of Robert (c.1088-1147), grandson of William the Conqueror and eldest son of King Henry I of England (1100-35), who could not succeed his father because he was a bastard. Instead, as the earl of Gloucester, he helped change the course of English history by keeping alive the prospects for an Angevin succession through his leadership of its supporters against his father's successor, King Stephen (1135-54) in the civil war known as the Anarchy. Robert of Gloucester is one of the great figures of Anglo-Norman history (1066-1154). He occupies important niches in the era's literature, from comprehensive political studies of Henry I's and Stephen's reigns and an array of specialized fields to the 'Brother Cadfael' novels of Ellis Peters. Gloucester was one of only three landed super-magnates of his day, a model post-Conquest great baron, Marcher lord, borough developer, and patron of the rising merchant class. His trans-Channel barony stretched from western Lower Normandy across England to south Wales. Robert was both a product and a significant agent of the contemporary cultural revival known as the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, being bi-lingual, well educated, and a significant literary patron. In this last role he is especially notable for commissioning the greatest English historian since Bede, William of Malmesbury, to produce a history of their times which justified the empress Matilda's claim to the English throne and Earl Robert's support of it. (source: Nielsen Book Data)