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Religion In Industrial Society: Oldham And Saddleworth, 1740 1865 Mark Smith

Religion In Industrial Society: Oldham And Saddleworth, 1740 1865

Mark Smith

Published December 15th 1994
ISBN : 9780198204510
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This book analyses the way British churches sought to meet the challenge of industrialization and urbanization during the period 1740-1865. Based on a case-study of Oldham and Saddleworth, it challenges the received view that the Anglican church inMoreThis book analyses the way British churches sought to meet the challenge of industrialization and urbanization during the period 1740-1865. Based on a case-study of Oldham and Saddleworth, it challenges the received view that the Anglican church in the eighteenth century was characterized by complacency and intertia, and it reveals Anglicanisms vigorous and creative response to the new conditions. M.A. Smith reassesses the significance of the centrally directed church reforms of the mid-nineteenth century, and emphasizes the importance of local energy and enthusiasm.