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The Call to Seriousness

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"The Call to Seriousness" attempts to examine the nature and the extent ofhe impact which the Evangelicals made on English life in the first half ofhe 19th century. Two men dominated the Evanglical world during this period:illiam Wilberforce who was...


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"The Call to Seriousness" attempts to examine the nature and the extent ofhe impact which the Evangelicals made on English life in the first half ofhe 19th century. Two men dominated the Evanglical world during this period:illiam Wilberforce who was the central figure in that celebrated group ofvangelicals, the Clapham Sect; and Anthony Ashley Cooper, the Seventh Earlf Shaftesbury, remembered mainly for championing the cause of factoryorkers. The author argues that the influence of the Evangelicals was, on thehole, a positive one. The Evangelicals alone did not make the Victorianshat they were. They did, however, play a considerable part in helping tostablish the peculiar temper of the age. Above all, Evangelicalism wasesponsible for giving the Victorians their famous seriousness andigh-mindedness.
-Publisher

Tracing the significant impact of the Evangelicals on the Victorians, this work examines the nature and the extent of the impact which the Evangelicals made on English life in the first half of the 19th century. It argues that the influence of the Evangelicals was, on the whole, a positive one.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 251585
  • Product Code 0745952526
  • EAN 9780745952529
  • Pages 232
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Nov 2006
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.304kg

Ian Bradley

Ian Bradley (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reader in Church History and Practical Theology at the University of St Andrews. A regular broadcaster and journalist, he has written over 30 books, including The Call To Seriousness, Enlightened Entrepreneurs, Abide With Me, The Penguin Book of Hymns, God is Green and The Celtic Way. He teaches and publishes in the areas of contemporary British Christianity, Celtic Christianity, worship, hymnody, religion and popular culture and pastoral care.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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