From Bossuet to Newman / Edition 2

From Bossuet to Newman / Edition 2

by Owen Chadwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521336767

ISBN-13: 9780521336765

Pub. Date: 05/28/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The coming of modern historical research had religious consequences, especially in the more traditional churches to which history was very important and which themselves helped to create the historical sense. In this classic work, long unobtainable but now revised with a new introduction, Owen Chadwick traces the development of the notion that change in Christian

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Overview

The coming of modern historical research had religious consequences, especially in the more traditional churches to which history was very important and which themselves helped to create the historical sense. In this classic work, long unobtainable but now revised with a new introduction, Owen Chadwick traces the development of the notion that change in Christian doctrine was both possible and legitimate. Bossuet in the seventeenth century represented the opinion that Christian doctrine never or hardly changed: Newman in the second half of the nineteenth century saw that its expression necessarily changed in a changing society. This book shows how one opinion changed into the other, and explains the difficulties and tensions behind Newman's attempt to persuade an inherently conservative institution to face reality. In so doing it thus illuminates one vital aspect of the arrival into European thought of a distinct historical sensibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521336765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Preface to the first edition; Introduction; 1. 'Semper eadem'; 2. Logical explanation; 3. The Catholic critics; 4. Progress in religion; 5. Newman and the philosophy of evolution; 6. Ward; 7. Newman's theory; 8. Newman and Rome; 9. Epilogue; Index.

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