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The British
Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 1800-1986

Edited By

Terence Thomas

ISBN 9780415013000
Published September 8, 1988 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors, Introduction, Part I - The Nineteenth Century, 1. 'Official Religion', 2. The Intellectual Challenge to 'Official Religion', 3. East Comes West, Part II - The Twentieth Century, 4. The Christian Religion, 5. Other Major Religious Traditions, 6. New Religious Movements, Part III - Other Perspectives, 7. 'Popular Religion' 1800-1986, 8. How Religious are the British?, Index

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After training for the minstry of the Church in Wales, Terence Thomas was ordained in 1958, and from 1962 to 1971 he was a missionary in India. Since 1971 he has worked for the Open University, where he is now Staff Tutor in Religious Studies (Senior Lecturer) at the Welsh Regional Centre in Cardiff.


'The book provides many clues and much material...should be widely read by those interested in the search for explanations (of the current situation) - Theology