Public and Private Doctrine: Essays in British History Presented to Maurice Cowling

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Michael Bentley
Cambridge University Press, 08.08.2002 - 370 Seiten
Maurice Cowling’s first two books appeared in 1963, the year in which he also became a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. This volume brings together a group of pupils, admirers and critics who have contributed essays dealing with facets of what Cowling calls ‘public doctrine’ in modern British history, together with critical assessments of his writing and his role as a major Cambridge figure. This varied group of essays helps to situate Cowling’s work in its wider environment which will aid those who are coming to it for the first time or who are trying to make sense of its complex filiations. Above all, it seeks to be as unsycophantic, rebarbative and diverting as its dedicatee, while offering something genuinely worthwhile to all readers interested in recent historical and current intellectual tendencies in England.
 

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The Friends of the Constitution in Church and State
17
Paine and Burke God nature and politics
34
The ripening of Robert Peel
63
Gods Providence Liberal political economy as natural theology at Oxford 182562
85
Gladstone the Roman Church and Italy
108
Victorian historians and the larger hope
127
Archbishop Frederick Temple on meritocracy liberal education and the idea of a clerisy
149
George Gilbert Scott junior 18391897 the history of a narrow mind
168
From the ThirtyNine Articles to the ThirtyNine Steps reflections on the thought of John Buchan
209
Destiny history and providence the religion of Winston Churchill
236
notes towards a natural philosophy of religion
251
Ad hominem
271
Mr Cowlings Doctrine
273
Skeletons from Mr Cowlings cupboard
322
A bibliography 19481991
345
Index
354

The Doctrinal Politics of Stanley Baldwin
181

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