Free Churches and Society Hardback

The Nonconformist Contribution to Social Welfare 1800-2010

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Free Churches and Society

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Many of the key improvements to social conditions in the United Kingdom have been made by Christians. Most of us would be able to think of such key Anglican figures as William Wilberforce, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury or Dr Thomas Barnardo, but lesser known contributions were made behind the scenes by significant members of the Non-Conformist Churches. This book traces the Free Church contribution to society from 1800 to the present day. It looks at the work of campaigners, co-operative societies, philanthropists and politicians, and traces the ways in which conditions in slums, education, and industry were improved, including work with women and with black and ethnic minorities. There is a growing interest in the part the churches can play today in community development and in the building of social capital. This book will show that some of the things now seen as government initiatives had their origins in the work of Free Church pioneers.

Free Churches and Society was published by Continuum in July 2012. The ISBN for Free Churches and Society is 9781441156136.

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Details for Free Churches and Society

Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (July 2012)
Number of Pages256
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4029994
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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