Revolution, Economics and Religion: Christian Political Economy, 1798-1833

Revolution, Economics and Religion: Christian Political Economy, 1798-1833

by A. M. C. Waterman, Waterman A. M. C.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521030382

ISBN-13: 9780521030380

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about the intellectual defense against the French Revolution and all "radical" ideas that was developed after Malthus' pioneering Essay on Population was published in 1798. A political economy was developed in the years following which, combined with Anglican theology, was able to discover a middle ground between ultra-Toryism and radical reform.

Overview

This book is about the intellectual defense against the French Revolution and all "radical" ideas that was developed after Malthus' pioneering Essay on Population was published in 1798. A political economy was developed in the years following which, combined with Anglican theology, was able to discover a middle ground between ultra-Toryism and radical reform. Certain ideas fundamental to modern economics also emerged as a by-product. Professor Waterman's main purpose is to complete the story of the "intellectual repulse of the Revolution" by describing this ideological alliance of political economy and Christian theology. In doing so he supplies the "missing piece of the jigsaw" in early nineteenth-century English intellectual history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030380
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Polemic, ideology and 'christian political economy'; 2. The first Essay on Population: political economy; 3. The first Essay on Population: theology; 4. The reconstruction of Malthusian theodicy: Paley and Sumner; 5. Oxford contributions: Copleston and Whately; 6. Chalmers and the establishment; 7. The end of christian political economy; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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