Chadwick, Owen. The Victorian Church: Part I.

Chadwick, Owen. The Victorian Church: Part I.

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Chadwick, Owen. The Victorian Church: Part I. London: A. & C. Black Ltd, 1971. Third Edition. ISBN: 9780713610963. [7392]

Blue cloth with bright gilt spine titles, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, x., 606 clean and unmarked pp. Intact dust jacket with no problems, now in a clear wrapper. Top page edge dyed blue; a couple of short pencil strokes on the long closed page edge. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

"The strength of this brilliant book lies not in its treatment of the ideas of the greatest but in a full-blooded portrayal of English religion in its totality...A work of magisterial scholarship, presented with the art of a literary craftsman, it will serve both as a guide and a quarry for students of modern ecclesiastical history for many years to come." - English Historical Review.

This third edition was thoroughly revised by the author.

"Concerned here broadly with the period 1829-59, Professor Chadwick writes of the church's precarious position at the start of the period, and the problems of dissent; the Whig reform of the Church by the ministries of Peel and Melbourne; the Oxford Movement, the influence of Newman and the development of ritual; the relations of church and government under Lord John Russell; the growth of the seven principal dissenting bodies; the theory and practice of Church and State at mid-century, and the troubles that arose over Eucharistic worship; and finally the unsettlement of faith and the several attempts at restatement at the close of the period." - publisher.