This book reveals the huge sales and propagandist potential of Anglican parish magazines, while demonstrating the Anglican Church's misunderstanding of the real issues at its heart, and its collective collapse of confidence as it contemplated social change.
About the Author
Jane Platt is an independent scholar specialising in church history. From 2011-2014 she was Honorary Researcher in History at Lancaster University, UK. She is the editor of The Diocese of Carlisle, 1814–1855 (2015).
Table of ContentsContents
1. Inventing the Parish Magazine
2. Erskine Clarke and Parish Magazine
3. 'Cheap as well as good': the Economics of Publishing
4. Editors, Writers and Church Parties, 1871-1918
6. 'Scribbling Women': Female Authorship of Inset Fiction
8. Stormy Waters: 'How can the waves the bark o'erwhelm, with Christ the Pilot at the Helm?'
9. The Challenges of Modernity: Scientific Advances and the Great War
10. Anglican Parish Magazines 1919-1929 and Beyond