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Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England: Volume 1
In Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England, Maurice Cowling defines the principles according to which the intellectual history of modern England should be written and argue that the history of Christianity is of primary importance. In this volume, which is self-contained, he makes a further contribution to understanding the role which Christianity has played in ...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Cambridge University Press
(first published December 11th 1980)
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This is one book which I can vividly recall reading with more and more excitement when first I alighted on it in the library of my university some 30 years ago. It wasn't that I agreed with all that Cowling wrote but it was his polemic, his erudite writing, his vast reading, his arguments re patterns and influences, his serious treatment of his subjects, his interweaving of the personal and the public - all of that and much more gave me the feeling of being lifted on to another intellectual ...more