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The Resource Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology, Timothy Larsen

Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology, Timothy Larsen

Label
Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology
Title
Contested Christianity
Title remainder
the political and social contexts of Victorian theology
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Larsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the cultural, political, and intellectual forces that helped shape and define the nineteenth-century British Christianity. Larsen challenges many of the standard assumptions about Victorian era Christians in their attempts to embody their theological commitments. In contrast to other studies of the period, Larsen highlights the way in which Dissenters and other free church evangelicals employed the full range of theological resources available to them to take stands that the wider culture was still resisting - e.g., evangelical Nonconformists enfranchising women, siding with the black population of Jamaica in opposition to their own colonial governor, championing the rights of Jews, Roman Catholics, and atheists. All of these stances belie the stereotypes of Victorian evangelicals currently in existence (even among Victorian scholars) and properly shifts the focus to Dissent, to plebian culture, to social contexts, and to the cultural and political consequences of theological commitments. This study brings freshness and verve to the study of religion and the Victorians, bearing fruit in a range of significant, and often counter-intuitive, findings and connections."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Timothy
Dewey number
274.1/081
Index
index present
LC call number
BR759
LC item number
.L24 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christian sociology
  • England
Label
Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology, Timothy Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender egalitarianism : the Baptist women of the Mill Yard Church -- Religious respectability : the Reverend Newman Hall's divorce case -- Spiritual exploration : Thomas Cook, Victorian tourists, and the Holy Land -- Biblical criticism and the crisis of belief : D.F. Strauss's Leben Jesu in Britain -- Biblical criticism and the desire for reform : Bishop Colenso on the Pentateuch -- Biblical criticism and anti-Christian rhetoric : Joseph Barker and the case against the Bible -- Biblical criticism and the secularist mentality : Charles Bradlaugh and the case against miracles -- The appeal of Victorian apologetics : Thomas Cooper and the popular case for Christian orthodoxy -- Free church ecclesiology : lay representation and the Methodist New Connexion -- Free church politics and the gathered church : the evangelical case for religious pluralism -- Free church politics and contested memories : the historical case for disestablishment -- Free church politics and the British Empire : the Baptist case against Jamaica's colonial governor
Control code
53483508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780918954930
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003025111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology, Timothy Larsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender egalitarianism : the Baptist women of the Mill Yard Church -- Religious respectability : the Reverend Newman Hall's divorce case -- Spiritual exploration : Thomas Cook, Victorian tourists, and the Holy Land -- Biblical criticism and the crisis of belief : D.F. Strauss's Leben Jesu in Britain -- Biblical criticism and the desire for reform : Bishop Colenso on the Pentateuch -- Biblical criticism and anti-Christian rhetoric : Joseph Barker and the case against the Bible -- Biblical criticism and the secularist mentality : Charles Bradlaugh and the case against miracles -- The appeal of Victorian apologetics : Thomas Cooper and the popular case for Christian orthodoxy -- Free church ecclesiology : lay representation and the Methodist New Connexion -- Free church politics and the gathered church : the evangelical case for religious pluralism -- Free church politics and contested memories : the historical case for disestablishment -- Free church politics and the British Empire : the Baptist case against Jamaica's colonial governor
Control code
53483508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780918954930
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003025111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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