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Eighteenth-century Britain : religion and politics, 1714-1815 /
Nigel Yates.
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Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008.
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ix, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
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1405801611 (pbk.), 9781405801614 (pbk.)
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Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008.
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1405801611 (pbk.)
9781405801614 (pbk.)
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6279875
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-240) and index.
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Nigel Yates is one of the leading historians of religion in Britain and Europe
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-09-01:
As Yates (theology and religious studies, Univ. of Wales Lampeter) writes, despite critical developments in Britain from the Hanoverian accession to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, there has been little substantive emphasis on this period of late. Nevertheless, this is when three states--England, Scotland, and Ireland--developed into the UK, while Wales established itself as more than an English province. Yates's focus is on the interrelations of religion and politics, and while he demonstrates that religion was far from on the wane at this time, he cautions readers not to overestimate the religious sentiment, either. The author provides an analysis of how church, society, and state intertwined and the unusual level of religious tolerance and its limits, primarily in response to the upheavals of the 17th century and the excesses of the French revolutionaries from the 1790s. The result is a detailed study of the UK transforming into a modern state, with its traditional values running alongside more liberal ideas. Yates assesses the people in the context of their time and place, and along with tables and references, this book is an important addition to the scholarship of this period, and for the development of Britain more generally. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. M. Hall Lake Erie College
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Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1714-1815Nigel Yates Praise for the series after the first three volumes published in 2006: "On the basis of these books, this will prove a most promising series intellectually, as well as one that offers much to students." Jeremy Black, Exeter University, "Times Higher Educational Supplement" By 1714 Britain was still reeling from the major religious upheavals of the previous two centuries. In this essential new study Nigel Yates introduces us to this uncertain time where religion remained at the very heart of British life while new and radical ideas were beginning to appear below the surface. Yates explores the dynamic of the established churches' roles in the social and political life of eighteenth century Britain. He finds that during this time the Anglican Church in England, Ireland and Wales and the Presbyterians of Scotland were an integral part of the system of government- an arrangement which was staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. From private devotion to land and property, from high politics to the family and sexuality, the church was a potent force in the minds and hearts of virtually every individual living in Britain and Ireland. However, the seeds of change were being sown. New denominations began to gain recognition and major theological movements such as liberalism and evangelicalism and ultimately the move towards secularism all have their origins in this era. Much earlier than other European countries, Britain was becoming a religiously pluralist society. Based on original research by the author and the most up-to-date literature this is an essential guideto Britain in 1714 to 1815, a period in which the first truly religiously diverse society in Europe developed. This essential guide includes: - Brief biographies of all the main religious leaders - A list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period - A detailed guide to further reading Nigel Yates is one of the leading historians of religion in Britain and Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Over the past thirty years he has published widely in this field. His publications include: "The Religious Condition of ""Ireland""1770-1850" (2006); "Anglican Ritualism in Victorian ""Britain""1830-1910" (1999) and "Buildings, Faith and Worship: the Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900" (1991, 2000)
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Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1714-1815 Nigel Yates Praise for the series after the first three volumes published in 2006: "On the basis of these books, this will prove a most promising series intellectually, as well as one that offers much to students." Jeremy Black, Exeter University, Times Higher Educational Supplement By 1714 Britain was still reeling from the major religious upheavals of the previous two centuries. In this essential new study Nigel Yates introduces us to this uncertain time where religion remained at the very heart of British life while new and radical ideas were beginning to appear below the surface. Yates explores the dynamic of the established churches' roles in the social and political life of eighteenth century Britain. He finds that during this time the Anglican Church in England, Ireland and Wales and the Presbyterians of Scotland were an integral part of the system of government- an arrangement which was staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. From private devotion to land and property, from high politics to the family and sexuality, the church was a potent force in the minds and hearts of virtually every individual living in Britain and Ireland. However, the seeds of change were being sown. New denominations began to gain recognition and major theological movements such as liberalism and evangelicalism and ultimately the move towards secularism all have their origins in this era. Much earlier than other European countries, Britain was becoming a religiously pluralist society. Based on original research by the author and the most up-to-date literature this is an essential guide to Britain in 1714 to 1815, a period in which the first truly religiously diverse society in Europe developed. This essential guide includes: · Brief biographies of all the main religious leaders · A list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period · A detailed guide to further reading Nigel Yates is one of the leading historians of religion in Britain and Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Over the past thirty years he has published widely in this field. His publications include: The Religious Condition of Ireland1770-1850 (2006); Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain 1830-1910 (1999) and Buildings, Faith and Worship: the Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900 (1991, 2000)
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Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1714-1815 Nigel Yates Praise for the series after the first three volumes published in 2006: "On the basis of these books, this will prove a most promising series intellectually, as well as one that offers much to students." Jeremy Black, Exeter University, Times Higher Educational Supplement By 1714 Britain was still reeling from the major religious upheavals of the previous two centuries. In this essential new study Nigel Yates introduces us to this uncertain time where religion remained at the very heart of British life while new and radical ideas were beginning to appear below the surface. Yates explores the dynamic of the established churches' roles in the social and political life of eighteenth century Britain. He finds that during this time the Anglican Church in England, Ireland and Wales and the Presbyterians of Scotland were an integral part of the system of government- an arrangement which was staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. From private devotion to land and property, from high politics to the family and sexuality, the church was a potent force in the minds and hearts of virtually every individual living in Britain and Ireland. However, the seeds of change were being sown. New denominations began to gain recognition and major theological movements such as liberalism and evangelicalism and ultimately the move towards secularism all have their origins in this era. Much earlier than other European countries, Britain was becoming a religiously pluralist society. Based on original research by the author and the most up-to-date literature this is an essential guide to Britain in 1714 to 1815, a period in which the first truly religiously diverse society in Europe developed. This essential guide includes: Brief biographies of all the main religious leaders A list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period A detailed guide to further reading Nigel Yates is one of the leading historians of religion in Britain and Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Over the past thirty years he has published widely in this field. His publications include: The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850 (2006); Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain 1830-1910 (1999) and Buildings, Faith and Worship: the Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900 (1991, 2000)
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Nigel Yates presents an account of the religious history of the period between 1714-1815 and discusses the impact of religious issues on contemporary politics and society.
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Praise for the series after the first three volumes published in 2006: " On the basis of these books, this will prove a most promising series intellectually, as well as one that offers much to students." Jeremy Black, Exeter University, "Times Higher Educational Supplement"The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole period, religion was a major factor in the lives of virtually everybody living in Britain and Ireland. Yates argues that the established churches, Anglican in England, Irelandand Wales, and Presbyterian in Scotland, were an integral part of the British constitution, an arrangement staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. The book also argues that, although there was a close relationship between church and state in this period, there was also limited recognition of other religions. This led to Britain becoming a diverse religious society much earlier than most other parts of Europe. During the same period competition between different religious groups encouraged ecclesiastical reforms throughout all the different churches in Britain.
Main Description
Praise for the series after the first three volumes published in 2006: "On the basis of these books, this will prove a most promising series intellectually, as well as one that offers much to students." Jeremy Black, Exeter University, Times Higher Educational Supplement The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole period, religion was a major factor in the lives of virtually everybody living in Britain and Ireland. Yates argues that the established churches, Anglican in England, Irelandand Wales, and Presbyterian in Scotland, were an integral part of the British constitution, an arrangement staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. The book also argues that, although there was a close relationship between church and state in this period, there was also limited recognition of other religions. This led to Britain becoming a diverse religious society much earlier than most other parts of Europe. During the same period competition between different religious groups encouraged ecclesiastical reforms throughout all the different churches in Britain.
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Throughout the history of Britain religion has been a potent and influential force, permeating social and political life at many different levels. Yet it has often been written about in restricted institutional terms without accounting for the ways in which religious belief and practice have been bound up with wider social and political developments. Religion, Politics and Society in Britain shifts the focus on this complex and fluctuating relationship and investigates the changing role of religion in British life from 600 AD to the present. By 1714 Britain was still reeling from the major religious upheavals of the previous two centuries. In this essential new study, Nigel Yates introduces us to this uncertain time where religion remained at the very heart of British life while new and radical ideas were beginning to appear below the surface. Yates explores the dynamic of the established churches' roles in the social and political life of eighteenth-century Britain. He finds that during this time the Anglican Church in England, Ireland and Wales and the Presbyterians of Scotland were an integral part of the system of government - an arrangement which was staunchly defended by churchmen and politicians alike. From private devotion to land and property, from high politics to the family and sexuality, the church was a potent force in the minds and hearts of virtually every individual living in Britain and Ireland. However, the seeds of change were being sown. New denominations began to gain recognition and major theological movements such as liberalism and evangelicalism, and ultimately the move towards secularism all have their origins in this era. Much earlier than other European countries, Britain was becoming a religiously pluralist society. Based on original research by the author and the most up-to-date literature, this is an essential guide to Britain from 1714-1815, a period in which the first truly religiously diverse society in Europe developed. This essential guide includes: Brief biographies of all the main religious leaders, A list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period, A detailed guide to further reading. Book jacket.
Main Description
Why was religion a potent force in the life of Britain and Ireland between 1714 and 1815? · Includes brief biographies of all the main religious leaders of the period · Includes a list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period · Covers the whole of Britain, not just England · Will be used by students taking courses specifically on religion and society, as well as more general courses on eighteenth century history · The author is an expert both on eighteenth century and church history giving him a completely unique insight into the period
Main Description
Why was religion a potent force in the life of Britain and Ireland between 1714 and 1815? Includes brief biographies of all the main religious leaders of the period Includes a list of churches and chapels containing largely unaltered interiors/furnishings of the period Covers the whole of Britain, not just England Will be used by students taking courses specifically on religion and society, as well as more general courses on eighteenth century history The author is an expert both on eighteenth century and church history giving him a completely unique insight into the period
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
Series Editor's Prefacep. viii
Author's Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Three Kingdoms, Two Establishmentsp. 11
The structure of religion in England and Walesp. 12
The structure of religion in Irelandp. 14
The structure of religion in Scotlandp. 15
Jacobites and non-jurorsp. 16
The dominance of the church Whigsp. 20
A Protestant confessional state?p. 25
Strengths and weaknesses of the religious establishmentsp. 27
Dissent from the Religious Establishmentsp. 36
Roman Catholics in England, Scotland and Walesp. 36
Roman Catholics in Irelandp. 46
Scottish Episcopaliansp. 48
Irish Presbyteriansp. 50
Protestant dissenters in England and Walesp. 52
Foreign Protestants in Britain and Anglican ecumenismp. 62
The Maintenance of Doctrinal Orthodoxyp. 70
Orthodox Anglicans and moderate Presbyteriansp. 70
Latitudinarians, Arians and Sociniansp. 73
The Evangelical revivalp. 77
Evangelicalism in Scotland and Irelandp. 86
The rise of Methodismp. 88
The role of women in the churches and societyp. 95
A Theology of Good Worksp. 104
Morality and social controlp. 105
Poverty and social welfarep. 109
Provision for educationp. 113
The promotion of culture and learningp. 123
The Condition of the Established Churchesp. 130
The clergy: social background and educationp. 130
The clergy: incomes and social positionp. 132
Diocesan administrationp. 135
Religious life in the parishesp. 137
Church building and restorationp. 142
The church in Walesp. 144
The Church of Irelandp. 148
The Church of Scotlandp. 152
The Beginnings of Ecclesiastical Reformp. 159
Ecclesiastical reform in Irelandp. 159
Ecclesiastical reform in Walesp. 161
Ecclesiastical reform in Englandp. 165
Government and parliamentp. 169
The Threat of Revolutionp. 177
Religious dissent and political radicalismp. 177
Opposition to tithesp. 181
The impact of the French Revolutionp. 182
Rebellion in Irelandp. 188
The limits of tolerationp. 191
Conclusionp. 198
Appendices
Chronology of Principal Eventsp. 204
Biographies of Political and Religious Leadersp. 207
Churches and Chapels Retaining Substantially Unaltered Interiorsp. 226
Bibliographyp. 232
Indexp. 241
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