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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.
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2015.

Author Bellon, Richard (Historian)
Series Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions.
Subject Church of England -- History.
Self-denial -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Virtue -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Patience -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Humility -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Ethics -- Great Britain -- History.
Oxford movement -- History.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Moral conditions.
Description 1 online resource.
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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 Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004263352 (electronic bk.)
9004263357 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 897378956
Additional Format Print version: Bellon, Richard (Historian). Sincere and teachable heart 9789004263369 (DLC) 2014035136 (OCoLC)890377757

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