The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

by Michael Wheeler
ISBN-10:
0521828104
ISBN-13:
9780521828109
Pub. Date:
02/28/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

Even in the industrial nineteenth century, age-old theological disagreements were the cause of religious and cultural conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. This book asks why these ancient divisions were so deep and have prevailed and how novelists and poets, theologians and preachers, historians and essayists reinterpreted the religious debates. Michael Wheeler explains how each side misunderstood the other's deeply held beliefs about history, authority, doctrine and spirituality, and, conversely, how these theological conflicts inspired creativity in the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521828109
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: 'Papal aggression'; Part I. Bloody Histories: 2. On the origin of churches; 3. England drawn and quartered; 4. Jacobite claims and London mobs; Part II. Creeds and Crises: 5. The fortress of Christianity; 6. Out of the war of tongues; 7. Authority on the rocks; Part III. Cultural Spaces: 8. Maiden and mother; 9. Liberalism and dogma; 10. Painful epiphanies; Bibliography; Index.

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