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The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

W. M. Jacob


This book focuses upon the clergy of the established Church in England and Wales as a professional group, and investigates their role in their parishes and society during the ‘long 18th century’ between 1680 and 1840. It concentrates on the ‘lower clergy’, that is parish clergy, and their role within the broader social context of later Stuart and Georgian society. It considers the nature of professions during the period, and examines the social backgrounds; recruitment and selection; education, at school and university or otherwise; career development; and finances of the clergy. It also inves ... More

Keywords: clergy, long 18th century, profession, education, finances, career structure, pastoral ministry, anticlericalism, reform, supervision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199213009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. M. Jacob, author
Archdeacon of Charing Cross in the diocese of London