Item description for Religious Thought in the Victorian Age: Challenges And Reconceptions by James Livingston & James C. Livingston...
The central purpose of this book is to offer an account of crucial intellectual challenges to traditional British theology, challenges that provoked wide-ranging discussions and decisively shaped British theology. In several instances, they resulted in rather fundamental reconceptions of traditional doctrine and belief. Not all of the conclusions reached in these debates proved enduring, and some efforts to accomodate theology to advances in the sciences proved spurious or unnecessary. Yet even the ill-fated forays and speculations were efforts to respond to new, genuine questions that required answers.Livingston, the dean of Victorian religious history, approaches this subject from a new perspective. By 1860, the religious discussion in Britain had broadened signficantly in two ways. First, the examination of critical theological issues had moved outside the bounds of the established Church of England and its three dominant parties. The discussion now engaged highly respected Roman Catholic, Nonconformist, and secular thinkers of impressive range. Second, the deeper and more consequential debates on matters touching on religion were no longer dominated by clerics and theologians. Livingston demonstrates that the late Victorian decades were a time of vitality and creativity in the educated public's discussion of critical religious and theological matters. Livingston reconceptualizes British religious thought in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth.
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2007
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567025136 ISBN13 9780567025135
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More About James Livingston & James C. Livingston
James C. Livingston is Walter G. Mason Professor of Religion Emeritus at The College of William and Mary and is the author of Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion, and Matthew Arnold and Christianity.