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Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

Rowan Strong

Abstract

This volume looks at the religious dimensions of the nineteenth-century British and Irish emigration experience, examining the varieties of Christianity adhered to by most British and Irish emigrants in the nineteenth century and consequently taken to their new homes in British settler colonies. It examines a significant aspect of this emigration history that has been overlooked by scholars—the development of an international emigrants’ chaplaincy by the Church of England that ministered to Anglicans, Nonconformists, and others, including Scandinavians, Germans, Jews, and freethinkers. The vol ... More

Keywords: emigration, nineteenth century, Victorian Christianity, British Empire, Anglicanism, Nonconformity, Catholic, freethought, SPCK, SPG

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198724247.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowan Strong, author
Professor of Church History, Murdoch University, Australia