Item description for The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1785-1865 (Clarendon Paperbacks) by Boyd Hilton...
In this study of the British upper and middle classes during the first half of the 19th century, Boyd Hilton reveals that the people of this age were obsessed with catastrophe: wars, famines, pestilences, revolutions, floods, volcanoes, and the great commercial upheavals which periodically threatened to topple the world's first capitalist system. The dominant evangelical sentiment of the day interpreted such sufferings as part of God's plan and, not wanting to interfere with the dispensations of providence, governments took a harsh, stand-on-your-own-feet attitude towards social underdogs, whether they were bankrupts or paupers. In this work, Hilton studies how the transformation of religious thought--including new ideas about the nature of God and the Atonement--affected the economics, philosophy, science, and politics of the period.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.94" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.53 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1997
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198202954 ISBN13 9780198202950
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More About Boyd Hilton
Boyd Hilton is Professor of Modern British History in the University of Cambridge and has been a Fellow of Trinity College since 1974. He has served as Senior Tutor, Dean, and Steward of the College. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy.
Boyd Hilton currently resides in Cambridge. Boyd Hilton has an academic affiliation as follows - Trinity College, Cambridge.
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