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The Responses of British Evangelicals to the Religious and Secular Problems of the Inner City c.1810–60

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780199250776
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600739 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250774.003.0003
 The Responses of British Evangelicals to the Religious and Secular Problems of the Inner City c.1810–60

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The development of major urban areas in the early nineteenth century created significant challenges for early nineteenth‐century churches, including those in the evangelical tradition. The influence of urbanization on church attendance is assessed, and the responses of evangelicals to urban change are shown to be contextually adapted, with an emphasis on domestic visitation and education. Alongside their commitment to evangelism, there was also significant involvement in wider issues of social concern. The work of evangelicals in the arena of politics was hampered by the divisions between Anglicans and Dissenters.

Keywords: church attendance; domestic visitation; education; evangelicals; politics

Chapter.  7619 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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