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F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority

Jeremy Morris


This book offers a reassessment of the theology of F.D. Maurice (1805–1872), one of the most significant theologians of the modern Church of England. It seeks to place Maurice’s theology in the context of nineteenth-century conflicts over the social role of the Church, and over the truth of the Christian revelation. Maurice is known today mostly for his seminal role in the formation of Christian Socialism, and for his dismissal from his chair at King’s College, London, over his denial of the doctrine of eternal punishment. Drawing on the whole range of Maurice’s extensive published work, this ... More

Keywords: Anglican, authority, Church, comprehensiveness, ecclesiology, ecumenical, Maurice, mission, nation, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199263175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Morris, author
University of Cambridge
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