The Labour Church: The Movement & Its Message

The Labour Church: The Movement & Its Message

by Neil Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781315304571
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Series: Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
File size: 651 KB

About the Author

Neil Johnson was born and raised in the North East of England; for the past 20 years he has lived with his family in Birmingham where he serves as a Methodist minister. He was awarded his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2015, having been supervised through his research on the Labour Church movement by Professor Hugh McLeod. In 2017, he became an Honorary Research Fellow of the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

Table of Contents


1. The Religions of Socialism: Answering the Labour Question

2. John Trevor: Prophet of Theological Socialism

3. Theological Socialism: Gospel of the Labour Church

4. The Theological Socialists: Labour Church Disciples

5. Forgotten Histories of the Labour Church (post-1914)

6. Conclusion

Appendix 1 - a written reconstruction of the first Labour Church service

Appendix 2 - D. F. Summers' reconstruction of a Labour Church service

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