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The Church of England and Victorian Oxford: The History of the Oxford Churchmen's Union, 1860-1890

Michael J. Turner

Drawing together themes in Church of England history, the activity of second-generation leaders of the Oxford Movement, social change, secularization, and Victorian recreation, The Church of England and Victorian Oxford explains the difficulties faced by Churchmen who tried to use self-improvement and leisure to accomplish religious goals.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 31st, 2023
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.36lb
  • EAN: 9781666938784
  • Categories: Christian Church - HistoryChristianity - AnglicanHistory

About the Author

Michael J. Turner is Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, North Carolina.

Praise for this book

Based on extensive archival work, this book is the first account of the Oxford Churchmen's Union which sought to ensure that the Church of England was able to make a deeper impression on the lives of a far wider range of people than the well-to-do and affluent. With meticulous detail and covering clergy and laity from across the church parties, as well as a wide range of different activities both inside and outside the church, Turner offers many fascinating vignettes into the history of Victorian Oxford, a city that was to have such a profound impact on the wider Church and society both in England and beyond.