Believing in Britain

Believing in Britain : The Spiritual Identity of Britishness

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It is often claimed that Great Britain is one of the most secular nations on earth, but Ian Bradley argues that 'Britishness' (like the overlapping crosses on the 400-year-old Union flag) is best understood in religious terms. He maintains that the idea of 'being British' has special value as a broad church measure of spiritual and cultural inclusiveness - and as a positive alternative to fundamentalism, narrow nationalism and jingoism. The author explores various distinctive contributions to Britishness made over the centuries by the Celts, the Anglo-Saxons, the Scots, and the new black and Asian Britons. Looking to a new sense of British identity that combines myth, imagination and tradition with an open-minded respect for difference, Believing in Britain makes a thoughtful and challenging contribution to one of the most important discussions of our time.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 074595300X
  • 9780745953007
  • 1,532,892

About Ian C. Bradley

Ian Bradley is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of St Andrews. A former political correspondent for The Times, his books for Lion include The Call to Seriousness (2006), Enlightened Entrepreneurs (2007) and Believing in Britain (2008)show more

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