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Atheists: Charles Bradlaugh, Annie Besant, and ‘this indictable book’

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Charles Bradlaugh was the most important leader of organized atheism in nineteenth-century Britain, and for some years Annie Besant was the most popular speaker in the movement after him. Bradlaugh ... More


Joseph Barker

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Joseph Barker was a Methodist New Connexion minister, but his evolving religious journey led him to split the denomination. He moved to America and became a leading popular freethinker and anti-Bible ... More


Liberal Anti‐Imperialism: The Indian National Congress in Britain, 1885–1906

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The first chapter begins by exploring the scope for metropolitan anti-imperialism in around 1900, in particular the vulnerability of the British raj to a ‘linked-up’ agitation which united British ... More


Influence of the English Rationalist Movement

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter starts by tracing the influence of rationalist, atheist and secularist ideas and organisations in 19th century England on like-minded groups in India. Important in this respect are not ... More


Poverty and the Ideal Self

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The 1880s were the pivotal years in Victorian moral thought. A new wave of awareness of the plight of the urban poor was expressed in a range of both practical and intellectual activities. Some, such ... More


The Heroine of a Hundred Battles

Bonnie S. Anderson

in The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199756247
eISBN:
9780190626402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756247.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 8 follows Ernestine Rose’s life in Europe and England from 1869 until William’s death in 1882. Travel on the Continent restored her health and she began an active career in the English ... More


Sympathy Caught between Darwin and Eugenics

David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart

in Sympathy: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199928873
eISBN:
9780190247195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928873.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sympathy became a central topic of post-Darwinian literature when Alfred Russel Wallace (1864) denied that “natural selection” applied to civilized humans. He suggested that humans are connected by ... More


Epilogue: “I Have Lived”

Bonnie S. Anderson

in The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199756247
eISBN:
9780190626402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756247.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Epilogue recounts Rose’s last decade in London, from 1882 to 1892. She received many visitors, both Americans like Stanton and Anthony, and Britons, like Charles Bradlaugh and his daughters, ... More


Public Life: 1885 Onwards

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter presents brief vignettes of Ruchi Ram Sahni’s growing involvement in public life, starting with his involvement mobilizing public support for Lord Ripon’s Local Self-Government ... More


By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

Timothy Larsen

in John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Mill as political and social activist, including his parliamentary career as MP for Westminster. ‘By their fruits ye shall know them’ was the scriptural text he offered to ... More


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