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ISBN: 9781532654305 Géneros: Sinópsis: As one of Victorian Britains preeminent social reformers Lord Shaftesbury 180185 exerted a lasting impact surpassing all of his parliamentary contemporaries Despite being born into one of Englands aristocratic families a combination of early childhood deprivation an earnest Evangelical faith and an abiding sense of noblesse oblige made him a champion of the poor His seminal contribution to the Victorian factory reform movement represented just one of his manifold legacies This contextual study of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury probes the mind behind the man to evaluate the religious and philosophical ideas and their leading figures that ignited his lifelong activism in the public sphere This book reveals that far from representing a relic of the Victorian age the Earl of Shaftesbury whilst a conservative by predilection was essentially a forwardlooking and farsighted reformer The principles that Shaftesbury espoused of industrial justice class harmony subsidiarity volunteerism selfless individualism religious observance strong families and private enterprise tempered by moderate state intervention are essentially those prized by liberal democracies today as the foundation for social cohesion prosperity and human flourishing FurseRoberts has produced a significant study of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury the greatest British Christian philanthropist and social activist of the nineteenth centurygiving particular attention to the two traditions of Tory paternalism and Christian evangelicalism within the larger context of Romanticism The book brings fresh insights to our understanding of nineteenthcentury British culture as well as enriching our understanding of the life and work of this fascinating figure Stewart J Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History University of Edinburgh This is an important and welcome book offering a valuable reassessment of one of the nineteenth centurys leading social reformers Da
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