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Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Timothy Willem Jones


The period between 1857 and 1957 saw a transformation in Anglican sexual understanding, in which sub- and superordination declined as the structuring principle of sexual relations. In this period the established church negotiated substantial new normative interpretations of marriage, sexuality, citizenship, and priesthood. The book reveals the importance of the gendering of ecclesiastical political spaces to Anglican sexual policy, how the introduction of female voices into the previously exclusively male spheres of power transformed understandings of gender. It also delineates the impact of t ... More

Keywords: Anglican, sex, feminism, homosexuality, contraception, suffrage, marriage, divorce, polygamy, women’s ordination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199655106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Willem Jones, author
Lecturer in History and Co-director, Centre for Gender Studies in Wales, University of Glamorgan