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    DescriptionWhile religious history and intellectual history are both active, dynamic fields of contemporary historical inquiry, historians of ideas and historians of religion have too often paid little attention to one another's work. The intellectual historian Quentin Skinner urged historians to attend to the contexts as well as the texts of authors, in order to 'see things their way'. Where religion was concerned, however, Skinner failed to follow his own good advice; this book helps to remedy that failure. The editors and contributors urge intellectual historians to explore the religious dimensions of ideas and at the same time commend the methods of intellectual history to historians of religion. The introduction is followed by an essay by Brad Gregory reflecting on issues related to the study of the history of religious ideas. Subsequent essays by John Coffey, Anna Sapir Abulafia, Howard Hotson, Richard A. Muller, and Willem J. van Asselt explore the importance of religion in the intellectual history of Great Britain and Europe in the medieval and early modern periods. James Bradley shifts forward with his essay on religious ideas in Enlightenment England. Mark Noll and Alister Chapman deal respectively with British influence on the writing of religious history in America and with the relationship between intellectual history and religion in modern Britain. David Bebbington provides a concluding reflection on the challenges inherent in restoring the centrality of religion to intellectual history.

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    Seeing Things Their Way
    Intellectual History and the Return of Religion
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alister Chapman, Edited by John Coffey, Edited by Brad S. Gregory
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780268022983
    ISBN 10: 0268022984

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX, HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000, HIS016000
    DC22: 200.9
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS049000, REL033000
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, JBCC9
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Imprint name
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Notre Dame IN
    Author Information
    ALISTER CHAPMAN is assistant professor of history at Westmont College. JOHN COFFEY is professor of early modern history at the University of Leicester. He is the author of John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution: Religion and Intellectual Change in Seventeenth-Century England. BRAD. S. GREGORY is Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe.
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    "At bottom, this is a wonderfully simple book. It gathers essays from scholars of high academic standing to tell us what we learned in kindergarten: we need to listen in order to understand. . . . The book has a simple and well-presented interdisciplinary message, a nice hook connecting it to Skinner, one of the great intellectuals of our time, and, finally, the book is filled with lots of important information and interpretations from insightful and careful historians willing to try to see through the religious perspectives of their subjects." --"Christian Scholar's Review"