Gladstone/God Politics and Mill (H)

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This important new single-volume study of  W. E. Gladstone offers a readily accessible account of one of the most important and consequential political careers in modern British and Irish history. It is a story of how a statesman of almost superhuman energy and forcefulness of character strove to realise God's purposes, as he saw them, in the twisting and slippery paths of public service. Striving to realise God's purposes is the theme at the centre of this reading of Gladstone's life and career.  For ...

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Overview

This important new single-volume study of  W. E. Gladstone offers a readily accessible account of one of the most important and consequential political careers in modern British and Irish history. It is a story of how a statesman of almost superhuman energy and forcefulness of character strove to realise God's purposes, as he saw them, in the twisting and slippery paths of public service. Striving to realise God's purposes is the theme at the centre of this reading of Gladstone's life and career.  For too long his intense religious faith has been exiled to the margins of the story, denied crucial explanatory power.  Richard Shannon puts this right.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847252029
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Shannon, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at University of Wales Swansea, is the author of a brilliant two-volume study of Gladstone.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface

1. Early Years, 1809-1831
2. Churchman and Politician, 1832-1841
3. Politician and Churchman, 1841-1846
4. A New Vocation, 1846-1852
5. Peace and War, 1852-1855
6. Becoming a Kind of Liberal, 1855-1859
7. Peelite in Liberal Guise, 1859-1862
8. Embracing the Millions: Lancashire and the Tyne, 1862-1864
9. Embracing the Millions: Reform and Ireland, 1864-1865
10. Reform, 1865-1868
11. Strenuous Government, 1868-1871
12. Defeat and Abdication, 1871-1875
13. The Question of the East, 1875-1877
14. A Great and High Election of God, 1877-1880
15. Grand Old Man, 1880-1883
16. Such a Supreme Moment, 1884-1886
17. Old Man in a Hurry, 1886
18. Appeal Against the Verdict, 1886-1892
19. Appeal Dismissed, 1892-1893
20. Resignation, 1893-1894
21. Last Years, 1894-1898

Notes Bibliography Index

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