Church and Society 1800-1900

Michael Tunnicliffe

The 19th century was a tumultuous one. It saw the rise of new denominations in England and America including various Methodist offshoots, the Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons. The Church of England struggled to cope with the rise of the high church Oxford Movement. Roman Catholics were given emancipation and the restoration of their bishops in England. All churches faced social issues created by the rapid growth of cities. The emergence of new scientific ideas, not least Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, and modern biblical criticism also contributed to a sense of unease in late 19th century society. This course explores this turbulent century from the Napoleonic Wars to the death of Queen Victoria.

Recommended Reading:
Chadwick1987(2nd rev ed) The Victorian Church 2 vols. SCM Press.
Herring, George (2016) The Oxford movement in Practice: The Tractarian Parochial World from the 1830s to the 1870s. Oxford Uuniversity Press.
Thompson, David M (ed)(2016) Nonconformity in the Nineteenth Century. New York/London: Routledge.

Day: Tuesdays                  Time: 1-3pm
Five Weeks from 23 April to 21 May, 2019

Birch Community Centre
Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JT

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 8 20

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to Michael Tunnicliffe, 5 St.George’s Way, Northwich, CW9 8 XG phone: 01606 42116