1st Edition

Church, State and Study Essays

By Ernest Barker Copyright 1930
    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1930, Church, State and Study presents a collection of lectures by Professor Ernest Barker. The first four essays deal with Church and State in history; the fifth is a bridge of transition to the theory and politics of the modern state, which are treated in the three subsequent essays; The nineth is another bridge of transition, from history and politics to education; and the last three are concerned with different phases of that subject, in the university, the school and the area of adult education. All the essays may be said, in a word, to deal with the history or theory of society.

    This is an interesting historical reference work for students of politics and religion.

    Preface 1. The Roman Conception of Empire 2. The Unity of Medieval Civilization 3. The Huguenot Theory of Politics 4. Puritanism 5. Christianity and Nationality 6. The Discredited State 7. The Rule of Law 8. The Study of Political Science 9. History and Philosophy 10. Academic Freedom 11. Until Teachers are Kings 12. The Uses of Leisure Appendix Lord Bryce


    Sir Ernest Barker FBA was an English political scientist who served as Principal of King's College London from 1920 to 1927.

    Dr Barker's book covers a varied field. In the early essays comprised in the volume he strides along the field of history on seven-leagued boots, examining the constitutional development of the Roman Empire, devoting a deeply interesting essay to the study of medieval civilisation,… the book is a series of essays and lectures, written and delivered at different periods of time.”


    J H.  Harley, Fortnightly Review, May 1865-June 1934; London Vol. 129, (Dec 1930)