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God and HistoryAspects of British Theology 1875-1914$
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Peter Hinchliff

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263333

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263333.001.0001

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A Historical Cul-De-Sac

A Historical Cul-De-Sac

Jowett’s Liberal Protestantism

(p.50) 3 A Historical Cul-De-Sac
God and History

Peter Hinchliff

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the ideas of Benjamin Jowett. Like the older German rationalists, he treated morality as the touchstone for the authentically religious: religion manifests itself in the individual as morality and everything moral is attributable to God. For him, all reality is spiritual in nature.

Keywords:   Benjamin Jowett, authentic religion, morality, spirituality

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