1st Edition

Religious Thought in France in the Nineteenth Century

By Canon W. J. Sparrow Simpson Copyright 1935
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1935, Religious Thought in France in the Nineteenth Century discusses various religious thoughts prevalent in France during the nineteenth century, along with prominent figures associated with them. The author explores Positivist Religion, Natural Religion, and Older and Newer Protestantism. He then talks about the modernist movement in France through the life and career of distinguished critic Alfred Loisy. The author goes on to examine the future of religion and the influence of Bergson and provides a commentary on the biblical and historical studies among Catholics, Catholic studies of Dogma and the preachers in Paris like Mgr. de Quélen, Jesuit Ravignan, Jesuit Félix, Père Hyacinthe and Monsabré, to name a few. Simpson concludes his book with a discussion on the influence of Church on literary men – Bourget, Huysmans, Faguet, and Brunetière.

    1. The Positivist Religion  2. Natural Religion in France  3. The Older Protestantism in France  4. The Newer Protestantism in France  5. The Newer Protestantism on the Deity of Christ  6. The Newer Protestantism on Redemption   7. The Newer Protestantism on the Nature of the Church  8. The Issues of Modernism in France  9. The Future of Religion  10. The Influence of Bergson  11. Biblical and Historical Studies among Catholics in France  12. Catholic Studies of Dogma in France  13. Preachers in Paris in the Nineteenth Century  14. The Literary Men attracted to the Church


    Canon W. J. Sparrow Simpson was an English Anglican priest and writer. He was a strong proponent of Anglo-Catholicism and was editor of the high-church English Church Review in the years before the First World War.