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This book aims to describe and analyse the political and social thinking, attitudes and actions of the English Protestant churches since the late eighteenth century. It focuses in particular on how they have responded to the plight of the least privileged members of society - individuals and groups marginalised or placed at a disadvantage as a consequence of their ethnicity or socioeconomic circumstances. These have been the nation's underdogs, the most powerless of its inhabitants, and this book explores the involvement of the churches in attempting to create a fairer society, from the anti-slavery campaign to the present day. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book aims to describe and analyse the political and social thinking, attitudes and actions of the English Protestant churches since the late eighteenth century. It focuses in particular on how they have responded to the plight of the least privileged members of society - individuals and groups marginalised or placed at a disadvantage as a consequence of their ethnicity or socioeconomic circumstances. These have been the nation's underdogs, the most powerless of its inhabitants, and this book explores the involvement of the churches in attempting to create a fairer society, from the anti-slavery campaign to the present day.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 707178
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 450
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. Dezember 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 155mm x 28mm
  • Gewicht: 730g
  • ISBN-13: 9781787071780
  • ISBN-10: 1787071782
  • Artikelnr.: 47270557
Autorenporträt
Kenneth Hylson-Smith is a former Bursar and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, who holds doctorates from the University of Leicester and King's College London. His previous publications include The Churches in England from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II (in three volumes, 1996-1998), Christianity in England from Roman Times to the Reformation (in three volumes, 1999-2001), Evangelicals in the Church of England, 1734-1984 (2000), High Churchmanship in the Church of England (2000) and Bath Abbey: A History (2003).
Inhaltsangabe
Contents: The anti-slave trade and anti-slavery campaigns - The churches and society in a revolutionary era: c.1770 to the 1830s - The churches and continuing massive social change: 1832 to c.1870 - The churches, politics and society in the transition to the modern age: c.1870-1914 - Two World Wars and an unsettled interlude - The modern age: 1945 to 2000 - New century, new possibilities.