An account of the intellectual and theological ferment of nineteenth-century Britain - the dynamic period when so many of the ideas and attitudes we take for granted today were first established (including the impact of biblical criticism upon traditional theology, and the belief in a social as well as a spirtual mission for the Church). Key figures include Coleridge, Newman Carlyle, Matthew Arnold and F. D. Maurice. Unavailable for some time, the reappearance of this updated Second Edition will be welcomed by theologians and intellectual and literary historians alike.
Preface to the paperback edition.
Chapter I. The Early Decades.
Chapter II. Coleridge.
Chapter III. the Oxford Movement.
Chapter IV. John Henry Newman.
Chapter V. F D Maurice (1) The Kingdom of Christ.
Chapter VI. F D Maurice (2) Theology and Life.
Chapter VII. The Limits of Religious Knowledge.
Chapter VIII. The Erosion of Belief.
Chapter IX. Literature and Dogma.
Chapter X. Liberal Techology and the Biblical Question.
Chapter XI. Literature and Dogma.
Chapter XII Scottish Developments.
Chapter XIII. Critical Orthodoxy.
Appendix I. The Gorham Judgment.
Apendix II. Liberal Catholicism.
Appendix III. Gladstone on Church and State.