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Introduction

David Dowland

in Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training

Published in print September 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269298
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683589 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269298.003.0010

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Introduction

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During the early nineteenth century, the Anglican theological training was deemed superior in the much popular universities of Oxford and Cambridge, pushing lesser-known colleges into inferiority. However, in the latter years of the nineteenth century, these lesser-known colleges were becoming prominent in the Church of England. This book discusses the lesser-known colleges which formed during the nineteenth century to provide Anglican theological training which had changed the assumption that training at fashionable universities and colleges was superior. The book particularly focuses on the official attitudes towards the innovation of training of lower-class men for the ministry during the nineteenth century wherein the shift of social power leaned towards the lower members of the strata hence changing the education and social atmosphere in the nineteenth century.

Keywords: nineteenth century; Anglican theological training; lower-class men; ministry; theological training; Church of England

Chapter.  3241 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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