The Victorian Parson Hardback

by Barry Turner;

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The Victorian Parson

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A beautifully written history of the Church and the Victorian age, from the viewpoint of the parson in his central, ground-level role within a society in the throws of economic, spiritual, architectural, social and scientific revolution, one in which the Church was the early force for change. The Victorian parson is an unsung hero. Legend and literature portray him as a buffoon or a charlatan. At best, he is the bearer of a thin veneer of piety as a cover for hypocrisy. It is true that stories of louche, lazy or plain loony vicars are easy to come by though many of these date from pre-Victorian days. But amid an unprecedented technological and commercial revolution, the Church moved to the centre of the nation's affairs. It was the clergy who set up schools across the country, who campaigned for healthier conditions and took the lead in promoting respect and responsibility, providing the humanitarian values to Victorian Britain which live on today.

The Victorian Parson by Barry Turner was published by Amberley Publishing in February 2015. The ISBN for The Victorian Parson is 9781445644431.

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Details for The Victorian Parson

Page last updated 1st March 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAmberley Publishing (February 2015)
Number of Pages304
Thickness26 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4307797
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