<b>Anglicans and Empire: Historical Interpretations</b>

Rowan Strong

in Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218042
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711527 | DOI:
 Anglicans and Empire: Historical Interpretations

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The connection between Anglicanism, missions, and empire began in 1701 with the foundation of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and not as a consequence of the Evangelical Revival at the end of the 18th century. These and other Christian missions were also a major ingredient in the propagation of national identity for the English, as well as for an understanding of English-British imperialism. This was brought about in the formation and dissemination of a public theological discourse of the English-British empire in the period 1700-c.1850.

Keywords: Anglicanism; imperialism; evangelical revival; missions; empire; national identity; discourse

Chapter.  11847 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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