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The Resource Religion and society in England, 1850-1914, Hugh McLeod

Religion and society in England, 1850-1914, Hugh McLeod

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Religion and society in England, 1850-1914
Title
Religion and society in England, 1850-1914
Statement of responsibility
Hugh McLeod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Religion was a basic source of identity in Victorian England. The overwhelming majority of the population claimed membership of one of five religious or anti-religious communities - the Anglicans, Nonconformists, Roman Catholics, Jews or Secularists. The book begins with portraits of these major communities, drawing on recent research vividly highlighting the distinctive social profile of each
  • But how did these religious or anti-religious identities affect people's daily lives? The central part of the book tries to answer this question, drawing especially on oral history evidence. Church-going, Bible-reading, Sunday-observance and hymn-singing were all a major part of life for a considerable part of the population. At the same time, Church and Chapel were pervasive presences, even for those less strongly committed
  • They had a central part in education and charity, an important influence on leisure, and a many-sided role in politics. None the less, there were sections of the population and areas of life where religious influences remained relatively superficial. Both sides of the picture are presented, and in particular the book analyses the complex and contradictory role of religion as both an instrument of social discipline and an inspiration to social criticism
  • Victorian England was the focus both of great religious dynamism and of deep-seated crisis. The latter part of the book explores the upsurge of evangelistic activity both at home and overseas, and the broadening of the churches' social concern, before concluding with an extended discussion of the religious crisis of the later Victorian and Edwardian years. This period saw a growth in religious doubt or unbelief, a sharp drop in church-going, and a shrinking of the churches' social role
  • The book examines the evidence and evaluates the many, and contradictory, theories that have been advanced to explain why this happened
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DLC
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McLeod, Hugh
Dewey number
274.2/08
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR759
LC item number
.M37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social history in perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian sociology
  • Christian sociology
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • England
  • England
  • England
  • Godsdiensten
  • Maatschappij
Label
Religion and society in England, 1850-1914, Hugh McLeod
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32854022
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780312157982
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
95031702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32854022
Label
Religion and society in England, 1850-1914, Hugh McLeod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32854022
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780312157982
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
95031702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32854022

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