Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

by C.T. McIntire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300098073

ISBN-13: 9780300098075

Pub. Date: 07/11/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979) was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a "Whig interpretation of history," remain deeply influential. In this intellectual biography-the first comprehensive study of Butterfield-C.T. McIntire focuses on the creative processes that lay behind Butterfield's intellectual

Overview

Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979) was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a "Whig interpretation of history," remain deeply influential. In this intellectual biography-the first comprehensive study of Butterfield-C.T. McIntire focuses on the creative processes that lay behind Butterfield's intellectual accomplishments. Drawing on his investigations into Butterfield's vast and diverse output of published and unpublished work, McIntire explores Butterfield's ideas and methods. He describes Butterfield's lifelong devotion to his Methodist faith and shows how his Christian spirituality animated his historical work. He also traces the theme of dissent that ran through Butterfield's life and work, presenting a man who found himself at odds with prevailing convictions about history, morality, politics, religion, and teaching, a man who elevated the notion of dissent into an ethic of living in tension with any established system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300098075
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Chronologyxxi
1Aspirations1
2Art and Science27
3Reconciler51
4General Horizons78
5Patriotic History102
6Professor133
7Religion164
8Public Figure202
9On War and Historiography235
10Master and Aggression270
11World Ideas, World Politics292
12The Top and After the Top319
13Going Global334
14Nothing but History and Religion363
Conclusion403
List of Abbreviations419
Notes421
Bibliography473
Index493

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