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The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Hugh McLeod


The 1960s were a time of explosive religious change. In the Christian churches, it was a time of innovation from the ‘new theology’ and ‘new morality’ of Bishop Robinson, to the evangelicalism of the Charismatic Movement, and of charismatic leaders, such as Pope John XXIII and Martin Luther King. But it was also a time of rapid social and cultural change when Christianity faced challenges from Eastern religions, from Marxism and feminism, and above all from new ‘affluent’ lifestyles. Using oral history, this book tells in detail how these movements and conflicts were experienced in England, bu ... More

Keywords: Christianity, new theology, new morality, Bishop Robinson, Charismatic Movement, Pop John XXIII, Martin Luther King, 1960s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199298259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh McLeod, author
Professor of Church History, University of Birmingham
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