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National religion and the Prayer Book controversy, 1927-28

Maiden, John (2009). National religion and the Prayer Book controversy, 1927-28. Studies in Modern British Religious History. Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press.

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Abstract

This is the first full length examination of a defining moment in the history of the Church of England in the twentieth century: the Prayer Book controversy of 1927-28. It argues that conceptions of national religion were influential in the debates surrounding liturgical revision, showing in particular how ideas of Protestant national identity clashed with both liberal Anglican and moderate Anglo-Catholic conceptions of Church and nation. It shows how the Church of England retained a significant position in national life in the interwar period; however, it also argues that the resilience of the anti-Catholic mindset amongst many Anglicans and Free Churchmen meant that the exact nature of the relationship between religion and nation was hotly contested. This study sets the Prayer Book controversy in the context of early twentieth century British religious history, providing important insights into the history of Anglicanism, Nonconformity and ideas of English and British identity during the period.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISBN: 1-84383-521-5, 978-1-84383-521-9
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetScouloudi Foundation
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 26534
Depositing User: John Maiden
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 12:44
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26534
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