State of the Church in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author(s): 
Gouldstone, Tim
ISBN: 
1403938288
Date published: 
March 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

Scientific and historical studies in the Nineteenth-century challenged Christian believers to restate their faith in ways which took account of new knowledge. An example of this is the influence of philosophical idealism on a generation of writers and theologians, principally centred around the University of Oxford. However, these optimistic and socially-privileged men and women failed to come to terms with the mass movements and rapid changes in fin-de-siècle England. The Church moved out of touch with national life and is reaping the consequences today.