Concern and debate over the role of religion in the make up of the United Kingdom is a contemporaneously relevant as it was in the nineteenth century. God and Greater Britain is a survey of the contribution of religion to society, politics, culture and national self-understanding in Britain and Ireland at a pivotal period in their historical development. It derives from primary research as well as from an extensive synthesis of the secondary literature. John Wolffe's timely and stimulating appraisal of the centrality of religion is well illustrated with specific episodes and uniquely places religion in a firm historical perspective.
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Table of ContentsPreface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Religion and Nationhood in Modern Britain 2. A Strange Warming? The Formatin of Victorian Religion 3. God Made Them High or Lowly? Official Religion 4. Outside the Sheepfold? Unofficial Religion 5. High Tide of Faith? National
Identity around 1950 6. Thine is the Kingdom? Politics, Community, and the Monarchy 7. The Real Free Church? Culture and Belief 8. Onward CHristian Soldiers? The Empire and War 9. Conclusion:Nationalism and Secularization
opposed to the English dimensions of the problem are impressive. (James McMillan, University of Strathclyde)
introduction. Americans who want to assess their own history of religious nationalism could hardly find a more helpful comparative study with which to begin (Books & Culture: A Christian Review)