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Christianity and Social Service in Modern BritainThe Disinherited Spirit$
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Frank Prochaska

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199539796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539796.001.0001

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(p.98) 4 Mothering
Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britain

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The mothers' meeting was the most ubiquitous form of infant welfare in Victorian Britain, a crucial agency of Christian voluntary social service. It was a peculiarly female response to the problems and opportunities associated with economic and social change, a form of maternal culture that took institutional form in a century of religious activism. This chapter describes its rise and fall. Like visiting, it was another charitable agency that became a victim of government growth, wider opportunities for women, and Christian decline in the twentieth century.

Keywords:   Christianity, mothers' meetings, infant welfare, women, maternal culture, voluntary social service

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