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Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

S. C. Williams


This book challenges the domination of the institutional church as the overriding concern of 19th-century religious history by taking as its starting point the nature and expression of religious ideas outside the immediate sphere of the church within the wider arena of popular culture. It considers in detail how these beliefs formed part of a richly textured language of personal, familial, and popular identity in the day-to-day lives of the inhabitants of the London Borough of Southwark between c.1880 and the outbreak of the Second World War. The study highlights the persistence of patterns di ... More

Keywords: religious history, religious ideas, popular culture, popular identify, Southwark, London, industrial environment, urban environment, religious language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. C. Williams, author
University of Birmingham