Christianity and Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830

Christianity and Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830

by Nigel Aston
     
 

Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830 provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of the role of the Churches during this turbulent period in European history. How did the Churches survive the political and intellectual challenges posed by the French Revolution, despite institutional upheaval and the widespread questioning of dogma and tradition? Nigel… See more details below

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Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830 provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of the role of the Churches during this turbulent period in European history. How did the Churches survive the political and intellectual challenges posed by the French Revolution, despite institutional upheaval and the widespread questioning of dogma and tradition? Nigel Aston answers this question by drawing on three decades of research, and argues that pre-revolutionary Christianity had a vitality and resilience that should not be underestimated. Aston takes the story forward to 1830, dealing with both the immediate aftermath of the Revolution and its longer-term impact, and offering comprehensive guidance to the complicated strands of change and continuity. The text is supported by illuminating illustrations, and a glossary of unfamiliar terms gives further help to the student reader. It will be of key interest to all those following courses on religious history and the French Revolution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521465922
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Date list
Introduction1
Pt. 1Later eighteenth-century religion
1Church structures and ministry9
2Beliefs, society and worship: the expression of Christianity in Europe, c. 1750-179049
3Intellectual challenges and the religious response93
4Church and state134
Pt. 2Revolution and its aftermath
5Revolutions and the Churches: the initial impact175
6The impact of the Revolution on religious life and practice, c. 1793-1802211
7Religion in Napoleonic Europe, 1802-1815258
8Religious revival after 1815?297
Glossary334
Bibliographical suggestions338
Index349

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