Catholics in England, 1950-2000: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Catholics in England, 1950-2000: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

by Michael P. Hornsby-Smith
     
 

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For Catholics in England, the year 2000 marks not only the second millennial anniversary of Christ's birth but also the 150th anniversary of the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales. The centenary in 1950 was celebrated with much reflection, but much has happened in the momentous half-century since.

This book offers a comprehensive

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For Catholics in England, the year 2000 marks not only the second millennial anniversary of Christ's birth but also the 150th anniversary of the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales. The centenary in 1950 was celebrated with much reflection, but much has happened in the momentous half-century since.

This book offers a comprehensive collection of research-based material on the huge social and religious transformations that Catholics have experienced during this period. Including both historical and sociological perspectives, as well as personal recollections, these contributions form a comprehensive base from which to interpret the past and to consider the future of Catholics in England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304705269
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.95(d)

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Michael Hornsby-Smith is emeritus professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey.

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