Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion

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Overview

This pioneering book, exhaustive in the scope of its computerized analysis, explores many aspects of the geography of religion in England and Wales. It describes the geographical patterns of the major English and Welsh religious denominations, before moving on to explore issues such as regional continuities in religion, the growth of religious pluralism, Sunday schools, child labor, religious seating prerogatives, the effects of landownership, urbanization and regional "secularization." It bears especially on the disciplines of history, historical and cultural geography, religious sociology, and religious studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521121224
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Religious Geographies: The Districts of England and Wales: 1. The 1851 Census of Religious Worship; 2. The Church of England; 3. Old dissent: the Presbyterians, Independents, Baptists, Quakers and Unitarians; 4. The geographies of new dissent; 5. Roman Catholicism and Irish immigration; 6. Denominational co-existence, reciprocity or exclusion?; Part II. Religion and Locality: Parish-Level Explorations: 7. The prospect of fifteen counties; 8. From Henry Compton to Maurice Mann: stability or relocation in Catholicism and Nonconformity, and the growth of religious pluralism; 9. The Sunday school movement: child labour, denominational control and working-class culture; 10. Free or appropriated sittings: the Anglican church in perspective; 11. Conformity, dissent and the influence of landownership; 12. Urbanisation and regional secularisation; Technical Appendices: A. Denominational statistics; B. Correction of registration-district data; C. The religious measures; D. Computer cartographic methods; E. Landownership and the Imperial Gazetteer; F. The 1861 Census of Religious Worship?; Bibliography.

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