Comprising seven essays by learned contributors and controversially advocating a rationalist Christianity, this work became a sensation upon publication in 1860. Frederick Temple (1821–1902), later Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote on the cultural contributions of non-Christians; Roland Williams (1817–70), Professor of Hebrew at Lampeter, questioned Old Testament prophesies; Baden Powell (1796–1850), Oxford Professor of Geometry, challenged belief in miracles and embraced Darwinism; Henry Bristow Wilson (1803–88) questioned literal biblical history; the only lay contributor, Egyptologist Charles Wycliffe Goodwin (1817–78), embraced geology; Mark Pattison (1813–84), tutor at Lincoln College, wrote on the history of rationalist theology; and Benjamin Jowett (1817–93), Oxford Professor of Greek, advocated a historical reading of the Bible. Wilson and Williams were later found guilty of heresy by a Church court, though this was overturned on appeal. For readers interested in the theological controversies of the Victorian era, these essays remain invaluable.
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- Date Published: April 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108051934
- length: 448 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
The education of the world
Bunsen's biblical researches
On the study of the evidences of Christianity
Séances historiques de Genève
On the Mosaic cosmogony
Tendencies of religious thought in England, 1688–1750
On the interpretation of scripture
Note on Bunsen's biblical researches.
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