The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by Owen Chadwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521398290

ISBN-13: 9780521398299

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society represents a major shift in Western life and thought. Owen Chadwick's acclaimed lectures on the secularisation of the European mind trace this movement in the nineteenth century, identifying and exploring both the social and the intellectual aspects of this momentous change. The rise of technology,…  See more details below

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The declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society represents a major shift in Western life and thought. Owen Chadwick's acclaimed lectures on the secularisation of the European mind trace this movement in the nineteenth century, identifying and exploring both the social and the intellectual aspects of this momentous change. The rise of technology, the growth of big cities and a cheap press take their place alongside evolutionary science and Marxism in this fascinating analysis of the erosion of the Church's power. Woven into its brilliant discussion are brief but very illuminating studies of familiar major thinkers, including Marx, Darwin, Mill and Comte.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521398299
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
279
Sales rank:
700,197
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Social Problem: 2. On liberalism; 3. Karl Marx; 4. The attitude of the worker; 5. The rise of anticlericalism; Part II. The Intellectual Problem: 6. Voltaire in the nineteenth century; 7. Science and religion; 8. History and the secular; 9. The moral nature of man; 10. On a sense of providence; Notes to the text; Index.

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