Anatomy of a Controversy

Anatomy of a Controversy

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Controversy, especially religious controversy, was the great spectator sport of Victorian England. This work is a study of the biggest and best of Victorian religious controversies. Essays and Reviews was the culmination and final act of the Broad Church movement. Outwardly the conflict ended inconclusively: at a deeper level, it marked the exhaustion both of the Broad Church and of Anglican orthodoxy and the commencement of an era of religious doubt. This controversy illustrates the pathology of Victorian religion in its demonstration of the propensity to controvert and the methods of controversialists. It is both the greatest Victorian crisis of faith and the best case study of Victorian religious controversy.C. H. Davis, Anti-Essays: The a#39;Essays and Reviewsa#39; of 1860 Fallacious and Futile , a#39;at variance with each other and mutually destructive (Nailsworth, 1861), seven tracts bound together but published separately over five months, entitledanbsp;...

Title:Anatomy of a Controversy
Author:Josef Lewis Altholz
Publisher:Scolar Press - 1994-01-01


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