Religion and Revolution in Early-Industrial England
Religion and Revolution in Early-Industrial England
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Title: Religion and Revolution in Early-Industrial England
ISBN10: 0819175552
ISBN13: 978-0819175557
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 252 pages
Publisher: University Press Of America (June 27, 1990)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1247 kb
Size epub: 1289 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
This book presents and criticizes the thesis of Elie Hal,vy (1870-1937), a liberal French historian, philosopher and political scientist. Developed before World War I, his thesis on early industrial England is still influential today. In his extensive studies of England in the 18th and 19th centuries, Hal,vy asked why the English were spared the frequent revolutions which his countrymen experienced during the same period. He found his answer in the restraining and spreading influences of Evangelicalism which Methodists shared with some low-church Anglicans and some Nonconformists. This study includes excerpts from the works of Hal,vy and many of his most distinguished British and North American critics, as well as extensive notes explaining specialized terms and historical references, a selected bibliography, and an introductory essay by the editor, reviewing the Hal,vy thesis and criticisms of it. Contents: The Hal,vy Thesis-Presented and Criticized; Met and Evangelicalism in John Wesley's Life-Time; Methodism and Evangelicalism After Wesley's Death; Methodism and Liberal Historians; Methodism and Marxist Historians; and The Hal,vy Thesis Re-Examined.