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The Experience of Anglicanism

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This is the first study to consider the meaning of Anglicanism for ordinary people in nineteenth-century England. Drawing extensively on unpublished sources, particularly those for rural areas, Frances Knight analyses the beliefs and practices of lay Anglicans and of the...


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This is the first study to consider the meaning of Anglicanism for ordinary people in nineteenth-century England. Drawing extensively on unpublished sources, particularly those for rural areas, Frances Knight analyses the beliefs and practices of lay Anglicans and of the clergy who ministered to them. Building on arguments that the Church of England was in transition from state church to denomination, she argues that strong continuities with the past nevertheless remained. Through an examination of denominational identity, personal piety, Sunday church-going, and Anglican rites of passage she shows that the Church continued to cater for the beliefs and values of many Christians. Far from becoming a minority sect, the Anglican Church in the mid-Victorian period continued to claim the allegiance of one in four English people.
-Publisher

'... uncovers a number of important, but often forgotten, points ... a persuasive, well-argued, and clearly written study. It will be of great interest to all students of nineteenth-century Anglicanism.' Anglican Theological Review
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This is the first study to consider the meaning of Anglicanism for ordinary people in nineteenth-century England. It is concerned equally with the beliefs of lay people and parish clergy, examining Anglicanism both as a supernatural belief system and as part of English society. It draws extensively on unpublished sources, particularly those for rural areas. Frances Knight argues that in the period up to 1870 the Church retained its popularity among a sizeable proportion of the people.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 156740
  • Product Code 0521657113
  • EAN 9780521657112
  • Pages 248
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jan 1999
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.370kg

F Knoght

Frances Knight is Senior Lecturer in the Modern History of Christianity at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She is the author of an acclaimed book - "The Nineteenth Century Church" and "English Society" (1995, paperback 1999) - and of many scholarly articles and reviews.

  • Preface
  • List Of Abbreviations
  • 1. Interpreting The Nineteenth-century Church
  • 2. Lay Religion
  • 3. Church And Community
  • 4. Clerical Life
  • 5. Relations Remoulded
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index.

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