Europe in the nineteenth century saw spectacular growth in the size and number of cities and in the proportion of the population living in urban areas. Many contemporaries thought that this social revolution would bring about an equally dramatic change in religious life. This book, written by an international team of specialists, provides an authoritative account of religious change, both at the institutional and popular level, in Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox cities, in seven European countries.
`If you need an up-to-date and well informed guide to the religious changes that took place in European cities in the 19th centuries, then this is your book. … a very thoughtful and well considered collection.' - Theological Book Review
`a very thoughtful and well considered collection.' - The Expository Times
Thomas Kselman, University of Notre Dame; Carl Strikwerda, University of Kansas; Lucien Holscher, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany; Callum G.Brown, University of Strathclyde; Simon Dixon, University of Glasgow; Clyde Binfield, University of Sheffield; William J. Callahan, University of Toronto; David Hempton, Queen's University, Belfast; Hans Otte; Sarah Williams