Religion and political culture in Britain and Ireland: from the glorious revolution to the decline of empire

The main theme of this book is religion and identity - not only national identity, but also regional and local identities. David Hempton penetrates to the heart of vigorous religious and political cultures, both elite and popular, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He brings to life a diver...

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Subtitles:Religion & Political Culture in Britain & Ireland
Main Author: Hempton, David
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
Further subjects:B British Isles Religion, 19th century
B British Isles ; Religion ; 20th century
B British Isles Religion, 18th century
B British Isles Religion 20th century
B British Isles Religion 18th century
B British Isles ; Religion ; 18th century
B British Isles ; Religion ; 19th century
B British Isles Religion, 20th century
B Group Identity British Isles
B British Isles Religion 19th century
B Group Identity (British Isles)
B Identification (religion)
B Group identity ; British Isles
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521473750
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Summary:The main theme of this book is religion and identity - not only national identity, but also regional and local identities. David Hempton penetrates to the heart of vigorous religious and political cultures, both elite and popular, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He brings to life a diverse and variegated spectrum of religious communities in all of the British Isles. With so much new British history really an extended version of old English history, Hempton has devoted more attention to the Celtic fringes, especially Ireland. It is an exercise in comparative history, but he also shows how richly coloured is the religious history of these islands. He demonstrates that even in their cultural distinctiveness, the various religious traditions have had more in common than is sometimes imagined. The book arises from the 1993 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham.
The Church of England : a great English consensus? -- The Methodist revolution? -- Evangelical enthusiasm and national identity in Scotland and Wales -- The making of the Irish Catholic nation -- Ulster Protestantism : the religious foundation of rebellious Loyalism -- Religion and political culture in urban Britain -- Religion and identity in the British Isles : integration and separation
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ISBN:0511555245
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511555244