Philanthropy and the Funding of the Church of England, 1856-1914

Philanthropy and the Funding of the Church of England, 1856-1914

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The changing relationship between the church and its supporters is key to understanding changing religious and social attitudes in Victorian Britain. Using the records of the Anglican Church's home-missionary organizations, Flew charts the decline in Christian philanthropy and its connection to the growing secularization of society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 16mm | 544g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848935005
  • 9781848935006
  • 2,845,521

Table of contents

Introduction 1 The Earlier Stages of Home Mission in London, 1800-56 2 The Consolidation and Further Development of Home Mission under Bishop Tait, 1856-68 3 The Mechanics of Fundraising 4 Waning Financial Support 5 The Victorian Philanthropists 6 Philanthropy in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Ethos of Giving Conclusion Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Works Cited Notes Index
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About Sarah Flew

Sarah Flew is based at the London School of Economics. Her research methodology is data led, reflecting earlier careers in banking and funding, and has involved the evaluation of 100,000 charitable subscriptions and donations. Her research interests include Church and state in the nineteenth century, the economic history of London, in particular the industries of brewing and banking, philanthropy and the influence of evangelicalism.
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