Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

by David Bebbington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199267650

ISBN-13: 9780199267651

Pub. Date: 05/20/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under Queen Victoria, was not only the most celebrated British statesman of his day but also a respected theologian and a dedicated scholar of the ancient Greek poet Homer. By examining the development of his ideas, this book reveals that his political thought as leader of the Liberal party

Overview

William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under Queen Victoria, was not only the most celebrated British statesman of his day but also a respected theologian and a dedicated scholar of the ancient Greek poet Homer. By examining the development of his ideas, this book reveals that his political thought as leader of the Liberal party intertwined with his religion and classical scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267651
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Foundations of Gladstonian Conservatism
2. The Emergence of Church Principles
3. The Religion of the Incarnation
4. Development of Broad Church Sympathies
5. The Study of Homer
6. The Olympian Religion
7. The Battle of Belief
8. The Nature of Gladstonian Liberalism
Conclusion

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