Richard Shannon Gladstone: God and Politics

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Gladstone: God and Politics

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This important new single-volume study of W. E. Gladstone offers a readily accessible account of one of the most important and consequential political careers in modern British and Irish history. It is a story of how a statesman of almost superhuman energy and forcefulness of character strove to realise God's purposes, as he saw them, in the twisting and slippery paths of public service. Striving to realise God's purposes is the theme at the centre of this reading of Gladstone's life and career. For too long his intense religious faith has been exiled to the margins of the story, denied crucial explanatory power. Richard Shannon puts this right.

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The second and concluding volume of Richard Shannon 's magisterial biography of Gladstone. It covers Gladstone 's emergence as England 's dominant Liberal, his activities as a stateman, and his long clash with Disraeli.

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Richard Shannon, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at University of Wales Swansea, is the author of a brilliant two-volume study of Gladstone.

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