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W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet

Stewart J. Brown

Abstract

W. T. Stead (1849–1912), newspaper editor, author, social reformer, advocate for women’s rights, peace campaigner, spiritualist, was one of the best-known public figures in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. This a religious biography of Stead, giving particular attention to Stead’s conception of journalism, in an age of growing mass literacy, as a means to communicate religious truth and morality, and his view of the editor’s desk as a modern pulpit from which the editor could preach to a congregation of tens of thousands. The book explores how his Nonconformist Conscience and sense of div ... More

Keywords: W. T. Stead, Nonconformist Conscience, journalism, religion, feminism, Civic Church, spiritualism, telepathy, imperialism, peace campaign

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198832539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198832539.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stewart J. Brown, author
Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Edinburgh