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The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801-46

Stewart J. Brown

Abstract

In 1801, the United Kingdom was a semi-confessional State, and the national established Churches of England, Ireland and Scotland were vital to the constitution. They expressed the religious conscience of the State and served as guardians of the faith. Through their parish structures, they provided religious and moral instruction, and rituals for common living. This book explores the struggle to strengthen the influence of the national Churches in the first half of the nineteenth century. For many, the national Churches would help form the United Kingdom into a single Protestant nation-state, ... More

Keywords: Protestant, Church of England, Church of Ireland, Church of Scotland, constitution, religious conscience, parish structure, moral instruction, Catholic nationalism, Oxford Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242351
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242351.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stewart J. Brown, author
University of Edinburgh
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