Concern and debate over the role of religion in the make up of the United Kingdom is a contemporaneously relevant as it was in the nineteenth century. God and Greater Britain is a survey of the contribution of religion to society, politics, culture and national self-understanding in Britain and Ireland at a pivotal period in their historical development. It derives from primary research as well as from an extensive synthesis of the secondary literature. John Wolffe's timely and stimulating appraisal of the centrality of religion is well illustrated with specific episodes and uniquely places religion in a firm historical perspective.
'This book provides excellent background material for contemporary sociological debate.' - Justificatif 1996
'I am delighted to recommend this book.'
`This is a significant and thoughtful book, in its arguments and its illustrations. … As a survey of a centruy of British history, and as an argument, it deserves praise and gratitude.' - EHR
`.. . balanced and objective study of the relation between British religion and national consciousness in the century leading up to 1945 … ' - Daniel Jenkins Church Times