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Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England: Volume 2

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Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England: Volume 2 by Maurice Cowling
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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.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
404
Dimensions
23x216x140
ISBN-13
9780521545174
Product ID
1977389

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