Modern Christianity and Cultural Aspirations by David BebbingtonModern Christianity and Cultural Aspirations by David Bebbington

Modern Christianity and Cultural Aspirations

EditorDavid Bebbington, Timothy Larsen

Hardcover | June 1, 2003

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Christianity and cultural aspirations are inevitably in tension: the combination invites a suspicion that temporal pursuits have slackened a quest for divine approbation. Nevertheless, as Christians generally believe that worldly success may be a position of influence worth seeking for noble reasons, it is truly an area of tension, rather than merely temptation. This volume explores this lively juxtaposition in the context of modern Britain and America. In fifteen original essays, a range of well-respected scholars examine the cultural aspirations of a broad spectrum of Christians, including Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and Anglicans, as they were expressed in arenas as diverse as politics, education, arthitecture, and sport.
David Bebbington is Professor of History at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Timothy Larsen is Carolyn and Fred McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA.
Title:Modern Christianity and Cultural AspirationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.5 × 6.44 × 1.02 inPublished:June 1, 2003Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826462626

ISBN - 13:9780826462626


Table of Contents

Introduction--David Bebbington and Timothy Larsen 1: A Dissenting Historian's Formation--Clyde Binfield 2: Professor Clyde Binfield: A Critical Appreciation--W. R. Ward
Part IV: Politics 12: The Dissenting Political Upsurge of 1833-34--David Bebbington 13: Educational Aspirations versus Social Hierarchies: The 1906 Education Bill--John Wigley 14: Abraham Lincoln, Religion and Self-Improvement--Richard Carwardine Part V: Ecclesiology 15: The Disruption in London: English Presbyterians and the Scottish Disruption of 1843--David Cornick 16: From Union to Church: Autobiographical Recollections on Congregational Ecclesiology in the 1960s--Alan Sell