The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture by Michael WheelerThe Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture by Michael Wheeler

The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

byMichael Wheeler

Paperback | June 16, 2011

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Even in the industrial nineteenth century, age-old theological disagreements were the cause of religious and cultural conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. This book asks why these ancient divisions were so deep and have prevailed and how novelists and poets, theologians and preachers, historians and essayists reinterpreted the religious debates. Michael Wheeler explains how each side misunderstood the other's deeply held beliefs about history, authority, doctrine and spirituality, and, conversely, how these theological conflicts inspired creativity in the arts.
Title:The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521292816

ISBN - 13:9780521292818

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: 'Papal aggression'; Part I. Bloody Histories: 2. On the origin of churches; 3. England drawn and quartered; 4. Jacobite claims and London mobs; Part II. Creeds and Crises: 5. The fortress of Christianity; 6. Out of the war of tongues; 7. Authority on the rocks; Part III. Cultural Spaces: 8. Maiden and mother; 9. Liberalism and dogma; 10. Painful epiphanies; Bibliography; Index.

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"The mixture of literary with historical sources is refreshing, and there are features of the texts under discussion that a literary scholar notices but that a historian might have missed...The book also benefits from a large number of telling illustrations that give the reader a feel for the issues at stake and the way in which they were ventilated. It will be much harder for future scholars to neglect the polemics over Catholic issues now that Professor Wheeler's book has appeared." -D.W. Bebbington, University of Stirling, UK, Church History