The Victorian Church in Decline: Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Victorian Church in Decline

Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882, 1st Edition

By Peter T. Marsh


350 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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First published in 1969, this book studies the years of decline in the Victorian Church between 1868 and 1882. It centres on the Archbishop Tait, who was paradoxically the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury since the seventeenth century, and follows the policies he pursued, the high church opposition it provoked and the involvement of Parliament.

This book will be of interest to students of history and religion of the Victorian era.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: From Strength; 1. The Disestablishment of the Irish Church, 1868-1872 2. Theological Paralysis 3. No Longer England’s Schoolmaster 4. Reforming the Church under Gladstone, 1869-1872 5. Ritualism and the Courts 6. The Tenacity of the Establishment 7. The Public Worship Regulation Act, 1974 8. Reforming the Church under Disraeli, 1875-1879 9. The Failure to put down Ritualism 10. Conciliating the Nonconformists 11. Pushed Aside; Reference and Notes; Bibliography; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century