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Author McIntire, C. T.

Title Herbert Butterfield : historian as dissenter / C.T. McIntire
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 499 pages)
Contents Aspirations. -- Art and science. -- Reconciler. -- General horizons. -- Patriotic history. -- Professor. -- Religion. -- Public figure. -- On war and historiography. -- Master and aggression. -- World ideas, world politics. -- The top and after the top. -- Going global. -- Nothing but history and religion
Summary Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979) was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a "Whig interpretation of history", remain deeply influential. In this intellectual biography - the first comprehensive study of Butterfield - C.T. McIntire focuses on the creative processes that lay behind Butterfield's intellectual accomplishments. Drawing on his investigations into Butterfield's vast and diverse output of published and unpublished work, McIntire explores Butterfield's ideas and methods. He describes Butterfield's lifelong devotion to his Methodist faith and shows how his Christian spirituality animated his historical work. He also traces the theme of dissent that ran through Butterfield's life and work, presenting a man who found himself at odds with prevailing convictions about history, morality, politics, religion, and teaching, a man who elevated the notion of dissent into an ethic of living in tension with any established system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-492) and index
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Subject Butterfield, Herbert, 1900-1979.
Historians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
History -- Philosophy.
International relations -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004040724
ISBN 0300130082 (electronic bk.)
9780300130089 (electronic bk.)