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The Resource The secularization of early modern England : from religious culture to religious faith, C. John Sommerville

The secularization of early modern England : from religious culture to religious faith, C. John Sommerville

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The secularization of early modern England : from religious culture to religious faith
Title
The secularization of early modern England
Title remainder
from religious culture to religious faith
Statement of responsibility
C. John Sommerville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Secularization is a subject of daunting size and is filled with ambiguity. Through the use of insights gained from anthropology and sociology, and by studying an earlier period than is usually considered, this provocative work overcomes the usual obstacles to exploring and explaining why various aspects of life--art, language, work, play, technology, and power--became divorced from religious values in early modern England." "Sommerville helps modern readers understand what life was like in an age in which society was suffused with religion and was as basic to thought as the structure of language. Concentrating not only on a decline of religious belief, which is the last aspect of secularization, he shows that a transformation of England's cultural grammar preceded the loosening of belief, and that this was largely accomplished between 1500 and 1700, much earlier than commonly believed. Sommerville asserts that only when definitions of space and time changed, and language and technology were transformed (as well as art and play) could a secular world view be sustained." "Demonstrating that the process was more political and theological than economic or social, Sommerville shows that as aspects of daily life became divorced from religious values and controls, religious culture was supplanted by religious faith--a reasoned, rather than an unquestioned, belief in the supernatural." "The first large-scale treatment of the history of secularization, The Secularization of Early Modern England will greatly interest students of history, religion, sociology, anthropology, and literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Sommerville, C. John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Secularism
  • England
Label
The secularization of early modern England : from religious culture to religious faith, C. John Sommerville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-220) 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
  • The Secularization of Power
  • The Secularization of Personhood and Association
  • The Secularization of Scholarship and Science
  • Religious Responses to Secularization
  • Antecedents, Causes, and Conclusions
  • The Study of Secularization
  • The Secularization of Space
  • The Secularization of Time and Play
  • The Secularization of Language
  • The Politics of Secularization (1529-1603)
  • The Secularization of Technology and Work
  • The Secularization of Art
  • The Politics of Reaction (1603-1659)
Control code
24215576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780195074277
Lccn
91029817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1438343
Label
The secularization of early modern England : from religious culture to religious faith, C. John Sommerville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-220) 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
  • The Secularization of Power
  • The Secularization of Personhood and Association
  • The Secularization of Scholarship and Science
  • Religious Responses to Secularization
  • Antecedents, Causes, and Conclusions
  • The Study of Secularization
  • The Secularization of Space
  • The Secularization of Time and Play
  • The Secularization of Language
  • The Politics of Secularization (1529-1603)
  • The Secularization of Technology and Work
  • The Secularization of Art
  • The Politics of Reaction (1603-1659)
Control code
24215576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780195074277
Lccn
91029817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1438343

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