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England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Keith Robbins

Abstract

The book takes a wide-ranging look at all of the main bodies — Anglican, Free Church, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic — which collectively make up ‘the Christian Church’. Their distinctive beliefs, attitudes, structures, and personalities receive attention, but all are firmly set in social, political, and cultural contexts. The comparisons, connections, and contrasts across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that raise issues of identity and allegiance, particularly at moments of political change and conflict, are emphasized. The book identifies a series of underlying tensions. In charting the ... More

Keywords: Christendom, Communism, democracy, fascism, patriotism, pacifism, pluralism, secularism, Welfare State

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Robbins, author
Emeritus Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales, Lampeter