Religion and Society at the Dawn of Moderne Europe: Christianity Transformed 1750-1850 (2020)

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Rudolf Schlögl, Religion and Society at the Dawn of Moderne Europe: Christianity Transformed 1750-1850, London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2020.

This book reveals how, in confrontation with secularity, various new forms of Christianity evolved during the time of Europe's crisis of modernisation.

Rudolf Schlögl provides a comprehensive overview of the development of religious institutions and piety in Protestant and Catholic Europe between 1750 and 1850; at the same time, he offers a detailed exposition of contemporary philosophical, theological and socio-theoretical thought on the nature and function of religion. This allows us to understand the importance of religion in the self-defining of European society during a period of great change and upheaval.

Religion and Society at the Dawn of Modern Europe is a pivotal work – translated into English here for the first time – for all scholars and students of European society in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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