Skip to content

Wilberforce

Free Course Free Course

William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This free course explores Wilberforce's career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular, it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce's career and writings to wider social and cultural developments in Britain, with special regard for British reaction to the French Revolution.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the key aspects of William Wilberforce’s political career and writings, and have an appreciation of their historical and religious significance
  • demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of Evangelicalism to cultural transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism
  • understand the contribution of religion to cultural, social and political change in Britain in the years after the French Revolution.

By: The Open University

Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit View article Comments
Print

Study this free course

Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!

Wilberforce

Introduction

Unit image

William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This course explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural developments in Britain, with special regard for British reaction to the French Revolution.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Tags, Ratings and Social Bookmarking

Ratings

Your rating None. Average rating 4 out of 5, based on 1 rating

Share

A207_9