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Gladstone, William (1809–1898)

  1. William C. Ringenberg

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0592

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Ringenberg, W. C. 2011. Gladstone, William (1809–1898). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898) was a British statesman and reformer. Few 19th century western political leaders exercised as much influence, while so deeply motivated by religious faith.


  • Gladstone, William (1809–1898);
  • British statesman, reformer;
  • Gladstone's views, church and state, rigid;
  • the state in its relations withl the church;
  • Gladstone, specialist in finance;
  • explosion of reform activity;
  • third reform bill