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Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of England Missionary Societies, 1760-1870

Bob Tennant

Abstract

This book presents a history of the missionary work, cultures, and rhetoric of the Church of England in 1760–1870, when it was the predominant organizer of Protestant overseas missions. Through close attention to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK, founded 1699), the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG, 1701), and the Church Missionary Society (CMS, 1799) it offers a systematic exploration of the complex relationship between the Societies’ policies, decision-making systems, and administration, as recorded in their unpublished minute books, and the r ... More

Keywords: Missions, SPCK, SPG, CMS, Anglican, Church of England, empire, administration, databases, rhetoric, sermons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199567850
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567850.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Tennant, author
Honorary Fellow, University of Durham