The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England c.1800-1870 by Arthur Burns

The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England c.1800-1870

byArthur Burns

Hardcover | June 1, 1999

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This book provides the first account of an important but neglected aspect of the history of the nineteenth-century Church of England: the reform of its diocesan structures. It illustrates how one of the most important institutions of Victorian England responded at a regional level to thepastoral challenge of a rapidly changing society. Providing a new perspective on the impact of both the Oxford Movement and the Ecclesiastical Commission on the Church, The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England shows that an appreciation of the dynamics of diocesan reform has implications forour understanding of secular as well as ecclesiastical reform in the early nineteenth century.

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Arthur Burns is a Lecturer in Modern British History at King's College, London.
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Title:The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England c.1800-1870Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198207840

ISBN - 13:9780198207849

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`A book that contains a chapter about the revival of rual deans in the nineteenth century might sound almost comically recherche and unhealthily obsessed with the Church as a quirky institution, but Arthur Burns' book is neither, He provides a very clear and illuminating account f htediocesan revival in the nineteenth century which challenges many stereotyped assumptions ... he is unremittingly scholarly and puts the whole question of 'revival' into the context of other stands of British history at that time.' James Garrard, Vision or Revision, Seeing Through the Sacraments, 2000.