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Author Bellon, Richard (Historian)

Title A sincere and teachable heart : self-denying virtue in British intellectual life, 1736-1859 / by Richard Bellon
Published Leiden : Brill, 2015
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Series Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions.
Contents Part 1. The meaning function of patience and humility -- Common things to speak of the meaning of patience and humility in the nineteenth-century British imagination -- From virtue to duty the Victorian application of patience and humility to social and intellectual life -- Part 2. The eighteenth century -- Character and morality in eighteenth-century British thought -- The utility of virtue -- Patience, utility and revolution -- Part 3. Oxford -- Oxford and the age of reform -- The Oxford movement faith and obedience in a tumultuous and shifting world -- Faith and reason in Newman's university sermons -- The Hampden affair : divergent paths out of a spiritual wilderness -- Thomas Arnold confronts the "Oxford malignants" -- The Tamworth letters : virtue and science -- Tract go and the trial of patience in the Church of England
Summary "In A Sincere and Teachable Heart : Self-Denying Virtue in British Intellectual Life, 1736-1859, Richard Bellon demonstrates that respectability and authority in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain were not grounded foremost in ideas or specialist skills but in the self-denying virtues of patience and humility. Three case studies clarify this relationship between intellectual standards and practical moral duty. The first shows that the Victorians adapted a universal conception of sainthood to the responsibilities specific to class, gender, social rank, and vocation. The second illustrates how these ideals of self-discipline achieved their form and cultural vigor by analyzing the eighteenth-century moral philosophy of Joseph Butler, John Wesley, Samuel Johnson, and William Paley. The final reinterprets conflict between the liberal Anglican Noetics and the conservative Oxford Movement as a clash over the means of developing habits of self-denial"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Church of England -- History.
Ethics -- Great Britain -- History.
Humility -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Oxford movement -- History.
Patience -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Self-denial -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Virtue -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Moral conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004263357 (electronic bk.)
9789004263352 (electronic bk.)