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A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson


The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, followed by social and academic upheavals in the 1960s), by new movements of thought, by a bounty of archaeological discoveries, and by unprecedented archival research. Further new trends of study and fresh approaches (existentialist, Marxian, postmodern) have in more recent years generated new quests and horizons for reflection and research. Theological enquiry in Great Britain was transformed in th ... More

Keywords: biblical criticism, 1960s, existentialism, Marxian, postmodernism, Christology, 20th century, liberal theology, British Academy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263051
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest Nicholson, editor
Provost of Oriel College, Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy