A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002 by Ernest NicholsonA Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002 by Ernest Nicholson

A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

EditorErnest Nicholson

Hardcover | January 15, 2004

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The essays in this volume give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century - by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, followed by social and academic upheavals in the 1960s), by new movements of thought, by a bountyof archaeological discoveries, and by unprecedented archival research. Further new trends of study and fresh approaches (existentialist, Marxian, postmodern) have in more recent years generated new quests and horizons for reflection and research. Theological enquiry in Great Britain was transformed in the late nineteenth century through the gradual acceptance of the methods and results of historical criticism. New agendas emerged in the various sub-disciplines of theology and religious studies. Some of the issues raised by biblicalcriticism, for example Christology and the 'quest of the historical Jesus', were to remain topics of controversy throughout the twentieth century. In other important and far-reaching ways, however, the agendas that seemed clear in the early part of the century were abandoned, or transformed andreplaced, not only as a result of new discoveries and movements of thought, but also by the unfolding events of a century that brought the appalling carnage and horror of two world wars. Their aftermath brought a shattering of inherited world views, including religious world views, and disillusionwith the optimistic trust in inevitable progress that had seemed assured in many quarters and found expression in widely influential 'liberal' theological thought of the time. The centenary of the British Academy in 2002 has provided a most welcome opportunity for reconsidering the contribution of British scholarship to theological and religious studies in the last hundred years.
Ernest Nicholson is a Provost of Oriel College, Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy.
Title:A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197263054

ISBN - 13:9780197263051

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Table of Contents

Ernest Nicholson: Theological and Religious Studies at the Founding of the British AcademyJames Barr: The Old TestamentWilliam Horbury: The New TestamentMartin Goodman: Early JudaismMaurice Wiles: British Patristic Scholarship in the Twentieth CenturyDavid Luscombe: The Medieval ChurchPatrick Collinson: The ReformationJane Shaw: The Long Eighteenth CenturyRowan Williams: Theology in the Twentieth CenturyStewart Sutherland: Philosophy of Religion in the Twentieth CenturyKeith Ward: The Study of Religions