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The Resource Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement : Imagining a Secular World, by Patrick J. Corbeil, (electronic resource)

Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement : Imagining a Secular World, by Patrick J. Corbeil, (electronic resource)

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Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement : Imagining a Secular World
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Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement
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Imagining a Secular World
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by Patrick J. Corbeil
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eng
Summary
This book is the first extensive historical analysis of the relationship between empire and the Victorian secularist movement. Historians have paid little attention to the role of empire in the development of organized free thought. Secularism as it developed in Britain and its settler colonies was an overtly outward-looking, global ideology in a period marked by the rise of scientific rationalism and belief in the logic of a European civilizing mission. Recent scholarship has focused on how the empire influenced British and American atheists on the question of race. What is missing is an in-depth examination of the formation of secularist ideas about universal progress, ethics, and secular morality. Through an examination of the secularist periodical and pamphlet press, this book argues that the religious diversity of the British Empire helped to shape the ethical worldview of the secularists, providing ammunition for their critiques of Christian morality and the church and justification for their policy reform proposals both in Britain and the colonies.--
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  • Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000
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  • Europe-History-1492-
  • Great Britain-History
  • Religion-History
  • Social history
  • Imperialism
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Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement : Imagining a Secular World, by Patrick J. Corbeil, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: "The assumption of an Indian or Egyptian Priest is just as good, to our thinking, as the assumption of a Christian Priest": Secularism and Comparative Religion, Imagining a Secular World -- Chapter 3: Grounding Non-Theological Morality: Secular Ethics and Human Progress -- Chapter 4: Sceptical Missionaries and Republican Internationalism -- Chapter 5: Secularism and the Limits of Universal Progress -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
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978-3-030-85202-3
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1st ed. 2022.
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1 online resource (X, 188 pages)
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  • electronic
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9783030852023
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(OCoLC)1287616537
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Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement : Imagining a Secular World, by Patrick J. Corbeil, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85202-3
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: "The assumption of an Indian or Egyptian Priest is just as good, to our thinking, as the assumption of a Christian Priest": Secularism and Comparative Religion, Imagining a Secular World -- Chapter 3: Grounding Non-Theological Morality: Secular Ethics and Human Progress -- Chapter 4: Sceptical Missionaries and Republican Internationalism -- Chapter 5: Secularism and the Limits of Universal Progress -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
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978-3-030-85202-3
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2022.
Extent
1 online resource (X, 188 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783030852023
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1287616537

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