That Was the Church That Was Hardback

How the English Lost Their Religion: a Brief History of the Collapse of the Church of England Between 1985 and 2010

by Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead;


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A heated approach to the Church of England's state in recent years, this near-polemic books raises tough questions in need of asking.

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That Was the Church That Was

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The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected. By the time the present coalition took power, it had lost more than half its members and almost all its influence. Yet the English still largely believed in God and most still called themselves Christians. So what went wrong, and how? This book tells the story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life: in a word, its disestablishment. The authors watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. The purpose is to show what happened and explain why. The best religious commenter and the leading British sociologist of religion tell the story, with authority, insight and humour.

That Was the Church That Was by Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2016 and is our 11191st best seller. The ISBN for That Was the Church That Was is 9781472921642.

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Page last updated 8th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2016)
Weight409g
Number of Pages224
Thickness28 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9781472921642
ISBN-10147292164X
Product Code4337885
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