The Churches And The Working Classes

The Churches and the Working Classes PDF Book Detail:
Author: Patricia Midgley
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443844586
Size: 23.38 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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Book Description: Contrary to our perception of the centrality of the churches in English life in the nineteenth century, the disappointing results of the 1851 Religious Census led religious leaders to seek a variety of ways to increase religious allegiance as the century progressed. The apparent apathy and lack of interest in formal religion on the part of the working classes was particularly galling, and the various denominations tried hard to attract them through evangelical missions as well as social and charitable ventures which sometimes competed with religious concerns, to the latter’s detriment. This book traces the motivations, concerns and efforts of the churches, particularly in the period between 1870 and 1920, and the ambivalent responses of ordinary people. The Education Act of 1870 led to the churches losing their hold on the education of the young, a consequence foreseen by many church leaders, but unable to be prevented. By 1920 it was apparent that the churches’ optimism regarding an increased role with a war-weary population would not be fulfilled. The focus is on the city of Leeds, representative of the industrialised urban areas with burgeoning populations which proved to be such a challenge to the churches, at the same time stimulating them to ever-greater efforts.

The Official Report Of The Seventeenth Annual Meeting Of The Church Congress

The Official Report of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Church Congress PDF Book Detail:
Author: W. Wilks
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333954406
Size: 15.52 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 634
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Book Description: Excerpt from The Official Report of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Church Congress: Held at Croydon, 1877 The expenses connected with this meeting of Congress have been unavoidably large, yet when compared with those at Brighton - the last large Congress held - they appear in a not unfavourable light. Exclusive of cost of the buildings, the figures stand thus: Croydon, 530; Brighton, 682. At Brighton and again at Plymouth last year - buildings sufficiently large were. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Modern Spiritualism And The Church Of England 1850 1939

Modern Spiritualism and the Church of England  1850 1939 PDF Book Detail:
Author: Georgina Byrne
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843835894
Size: 35.97 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Book Description: Shows how some of the ideas about the afterlife presented by spiritualism helped to shape popular Christianity in the period.