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Title:
Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian Philosophy Religion, Society and Politics
Author:
Loader, Helen. author.
ISBN:
9783030141097
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Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description:
XV, 281 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color. online resource.
Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Part I Religion -- Chapter 2: Religion, Women's Education and Oxford -- Chapter 3: T. H. Green - Christianity and Moral Philosophy -- Chapter 4: Mary Ward - Writing, Doubt and Christian Religion -- Chapter 5: Mary Ward - Christian Citizen and Social Reformer -- Part II Society -- Chapter 6: Family, Fame and London Society -- Chapter 7: T. H. Green - Marriage, the Family Unit and Society -- Chapter 8: Mary Ward - Fiction, Divorce and Inequality -- Chapter 9: Mary Ward - Educational Visions and the Bloomsbury Community -- Part III Politics -- Chapter 10: Liberal Politics, Women and the Public Sphere -- Chapter 11: T. H. Green - Political Theory and Liberalism -- Chapter 12: Mary Ward - Socialism and State Intervention -- Chapter 13: Mary Ward - Women and Political Action -- Chapter 14: Conclusion -- Appendix 1 - Family Tree of Mary Ward -- Appendix 2 - List of Historical People who feature in the Lives of Mary Ward and T. H. Green -- Appendix 3 - Mary Ward's Main Works (Fiction and Non-fiction), Arranged Thematically -- Appendix 4 Mary Ward's Main Educational Reform Activity Time Line -- Appendix 5 - Notable Dates in the Life of Mary Ward.
Abstract:
This book examines Mary Ward's distinctive insight into late-Victorian and Edwardian society as a famous writer and reformer, who was inspired by the philosopher and British idealist, Thomas Hill Green. As a talented woman who had studied among Oxford University intellectuals in the 1870s, and the granddaughter of Dr Arnold of Rugby, Mrs Humphry Ward (as she was best known) was in a unique position to participate in the debates, issues and events that shaped her generation; religious doubt and Christianity, educational reforms, socialism, women's suffrage and the First World War. Helen Loader examines a range of biographical sources, alongside Mary Ward's writings and social reform activities, to demonstrate how she expressed and engaged with Greenian idealism, both in theory and practice, and made a significant contribution to British Society.
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