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This is your hour : Christian intellectuals in Britain and the crisis of Europe, 1937-49

Author: J Carter Wood
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1930s and 1940s - amid the crises of totalitarianism, war and a perceived cultural collapse in the democratic West - a high-profile group of mostly Christian intellectuals met to map out 'middle ways' through the 'age of extremes'. Led by the missionary and ecumenist Joseph H. Oldham, the group included prominent writers, thinkers and activists such as T. S. Eliot, John Middleton Murry, Karl Mannheim, John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Carter Wood
ISBN: 1526132532 9781526132536
OCLC Number: 1053903609
Description: [xi], 304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
The meetings of "the Moot" --
List of abbreviations --
Introduction: "This is your hour" --
THe "Oldham group," 1937-49: people, organisations and aims --
Explorations on the frontier: I Faith and the social order --
Explorations on the frontier: II Engaging with "the secular" --
Between mammon and Marx: capitalism, Communism and "planning for freedom" --
"The rock of human sanity stands int he sea where it always stood": nationalism, universalism and Europe --
"A new order of liberty": freedom, democracy and liberalism --
"The democratizing of aristocracy": egalitarianism and elitism --
Conclusion --
BIbliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John Carter Wood.

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This book examines responses of a Christian intellectual group in 1930s and 1940s Britain to totalitarianism and war. Seeking 'middle ways' through what has been called the 'age of extremes', the  Read more...

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