Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain and Ireland, 1815-1914 / Edition 1

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Overview

The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire.

Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium; the Empire had a providential purpose in the world.

This is the first connected account of the interactions of religion, politics and society in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1815 and 1914. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582299603
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/19/2008
  • Series: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart J. Brown has been Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Edinburgh since 1988. From 2000-2004 he was Dean of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh

He has acted as co-editor of the Scottish Historical Review from 1993 to 1999 and is now Honorary President of the Scottish Church History Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

He is has written seven books and authored over forty articles for various journals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Evangelicalism, Empire and Protestant State, 1815-1829 2. The Waning of the Church-State Connection, 1829-1845 3. Commerce, Christianity and Civilisation, 1840-1863 4. Revivalism, Ritualism and Authority, 1859-1876 5. Overseas Crusades and the New Christian Social Conscience, 1875-1896 6. Religious Diversity, Identities and Conflicts, 1896-1914

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