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Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain 1830–1910

Nigel Yates


This innovative book challenges many of the widely held assumptions about the impact of ritualism on the Victorian church. Through a detailed analysis of the geographical spread of ritualistic churches in the British Isles, the book shows that the impact of ritualism was as strong, if not stronger, in middle-class and rural parishes as in working-class and urban areas. It gives a detailed reassessment of the debates and controversies surrounding the attitudes of the Anglican bishops towards ritualism, the impact of public opinion on discussions in parliament, and the implementation of the Publ ... More

Keywords: ritualism, Victorian church, British Isles, middle-class, rural parishes, working-class, Anglican bishops, public opinion, parliament, Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269892
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Yates, author
University of Wales, Lampeter