This volume, first published in 1982, examines the attempts of English liberal Catholics to reconcile their Church with secular culture and provides an account of the development of liberal Catholicism in England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This work was written not only for specialists in religious history but for all readers who might be interested in this seminal period of Catholicism. It is a study in religious, intellectual, and cultural history.
Preface; Introduction; 1. The Reappearance of English Liberal Catholicism 2. English Liberal Catholics in the Mid- and Late 1890’s 3. The Joint Pastoral Censuring Liberal Catholicism 4. The Parting of the Ways 5. The Condemnation of Modernism 6. The Aftermath; Notes; A Selected Bibliography; Index
Reissuing works originally published between 1973 and 1997, Routledge Library Editions: 19th Century Religion (18 volumes) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in religious thinking. Topics include the origin of Catholicism in America, sexual liberation and religion in Europe, and the emergence of Atheism in Victorian England. This set also includes collections of sermons and essays from some of the most influential preachers of the nineteenth century.