Christianity, Patriotism, And Nationhood

Christianity, Patriotism, And Nationhood

by Julia Stapleton
     
 

This book links the concepts of patriotism, Christianity, and nationhood in the journalistic writings of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and emphasizes their roots within the English attachments that were central to his political and spiritual persona. It further connects Chesterton to the vibrant debate about English national identity in the early years of the twentieth… See more details below

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This book links the concepts of patriotism, Christianity, and nationhood in the journalistic writings of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and emphasizes their roots within the English attachments that were central to his political and spiritual persona. It further connects Chesterton to the vibrant debate about English national identity in the early years of the twentieth century, which was instrumental in shaping not only his political convictions, but also his religious convictions. Christianity, Patriotism, and Nationhood explores his changing conception of the English people from an early, menacing account of their revolutionary potential in the face of plutocracy to the more complex portraits he drew of their character on recognizing their political passivity after the First World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739126134
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Creeds and Identities 13

2 Liberal Journalism and the Patriotic Cosmos 31

3 The Insularity of English Art, Letters, Politics, and Thought: Chesterton's Critique of the Fin de Siecle 55

4 Liberalism, Democracy, and the English Nation 79

5 The Dissident Liberal 103

6 Authenticity, the English, and the Jews 127

7 Prussianism, Teutouism, and the Literary War 151

8 History versus Historians in the First World War 169

9 Nationalism, Internationalism, and the English Past after 1918 183

Conclusion 207

Bibliography 223

Index 231

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