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Keith Robbins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263715

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.001.0001

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The Perils of Prosperity, 1953–1975

The Perils of Prosperity, 1953–1975

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(p.320) 6 The Perils of Prosperity, 1953–1975
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England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
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Keith Robbins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0006

The chapter begins by considering the advent of the American evangelist Billy Graham and crusading revivalism, its success and failures. It then considers ecclesiastical decolonization — the impact of the end of the British Empire on the Anglican Communion in particular — and the different ways in which the churches reacted to the possibility of European integration. That in turn was bound up with the continuing Cold War and the role of the World Council of Churches. The chapter then turns to religious/political tensions within Ireland and the reviving nationalism within Britain (and church involvement). The impact of Vatican II in Britain and Ireland was significant, both on Catholics and on ecumenical relations. Church unity was high on the agenda. New bible translations and liturgies appeared, new theologies were written, but new economic prosperity and social liberalism often left churches mystified.

Keywords:   Anglican Communion, Bible translation, Billy Graham, church unity, Cold War, European integration, liturgy, nationalism, revivalism, Vatican II

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