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Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Rowan Strong


This book demonstrates that British imperialism was integrally connected to British religion. Using published sources, the book identifies the construction, development, and ingredients of a public Anglican discourse of the British Empire between 1700 and c.1850. It argues that the Church of England exhibited an official and conscious Anglican concern for empire and for missions by the Church of England, from the foundation of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in 1701. Much of that earlier 18th century understanding went on to shape later Anglican Evangelical imper ... More

Keywords: imperialism, Anglican, mission, identity, North American colonies, Bengal, Australia, New Zealand, England, church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowan Strong, author
Senior Lecturer in Church History, Murdoch University
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