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The mind of Gladstone : religion, Homer, and politics

Author: David Bebbington
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gladstone's ideas are far more accessible for analysis now that, following the publication of his diaries, a record of his reading is available. This book traces the evolution of what the diaries reveal as the statesman's central intellectual preoccupations, theology and classical scholarship, as well as the groundwork of his early Conservatism and his mature Liberalism. In particular it examines the ideological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: W E Gladstone; W E Gladstone; Homer; Homer; W E Gladstone; Homer.; William Ewart Gladstone; Homerus.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bebbington
ISBN: 0199267650 9780199267651
OCLC Number: 54947092
Description: viii, 331 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The foundations of Gladstonian conservatism --
The emergence of church principles --
The religion of the incarnation --
The development of broad church sympathies --
The study of Homer --
The olympian religion --
The battle of belief --
The nature of Gladstonian liberalism.
Responsibility: D.W. Bebbington.
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William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister of the UK under Queen Victoria, was one of the most celebrated British statesman of his day. By examining the development of his ideas, this book  Read more...

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