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Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850$
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Rowan Strong

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199218042

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.001.0001

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Anglicans and Empire: Historical Interpretations

Anglicans and Empire: Historical Interpretations

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(p.10) 1 Anglicans and Empire: Historical Interpretations
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Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.003.0002

The connection between Anglicanism, missions, and empire began in 1701 with the foundation of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and not as a consequence of the Evangelical Revival at the end of the 18th century. These and other Christian missions were also a major ingredient in the propagation of national identity for the English, as well as for an understanding of English-British imperialism. This was brought about in the formation and dissemination of a public theological discourse of the English-British empire in the period 1700-c.1850.

Keywords:   Anglicanism, imperialism, evangelical revival, missions, empire, national identity, discourse

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