Established Church, Sectarian People

Itinerancy and the Transformation of English Dissent, 1780-1830

by Deryck W. Lovegrove;

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Established Church, Sectarian People

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This book examines a neglected aspect of English social history - the operation of itinerant preachers during the period of political and social ferment at the turn of the nineteenth century. It investigates the nature of their popular brand of Christianity and considers their impact upon existing churches: both the threat apparently posed to the established Church of England and the consequences of their activity for the smaller Protestant bodies from which they arose. The particular strength of the book lies in the extensive use it makes of previously untapped local archives drawn from many English counties - records which include numerous parochial, legal, associational and congregational sources. This is a study of religion in transition which is set against the wider canvas of social change attendant upon the early Industrial Revolution and the political shock waves emanating from France.

Established Church, Sectarian People by Deryck W. Lovegrove was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in October 2009. The ISBN for Established Church, Sectarian People is 9780511555251.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (October 2009)
Product Code4491694
Page last updated 4th August 2017
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