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God and Progress: Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845–1914

Joshua Bennett


Exploring the rich relationship between historical thought and religious debate in Victorian culture, this book offers a unique and authoritative account of intellectual change in nineteenth-century Britain. The volume recovers a twofold process in which the growth of progressive ideas of history transformed British Protestant traditions, as religious debate, in turn, profoundly shaped Victorian ideas of history. It adopts a remarkably wide contextual perspective, embracing believers and unbelievers, Anglicans and nonconformists, and writers from different parts of the British Isles, fully sit ... More

Keywords: Historicism, Victorian historiography, liberalism, progress, Protestantism, secularism, nineteenth-century Britain, Victorian culture, religious revival, German Idealism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Bennett, author
Junior Research Fellow in History, Christ Church, Oxford