The long eighteenth century

Jane Shaw

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263051
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734090 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

The long eighteenth century

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This chapter discusses the eighteenth-century Church of England. It examines the changes in how people thought about the place of religion in eighteenth-century Britain by first looking at the histories of the eighteenth-century Church of England. The chapter studies the changing views of the Enlightenment's relationship to religious thought and practice in Britain. It ends with a discussion of the newer fields of study that have emerged, most especially during the latter part of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Church of England; eighteenth century; religion; changing views; Enlightenment; religious thought; fields of study

Chapter.  9370 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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