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Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970 – The Hope of a World Transformed - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

Abstract

Like all transformative revolutions, Britain’s Sixties was an episode of highly influential myth-making. This book delves behind the mythology of inexorable ‘secularization’ to recover, for the first time, the cultural origins of Britain’s moral revolution. In a radical departure from conventional teleologies, it argues that British secularity is a specific cultural invention of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which was introduced most influentially by radical utopian Christians during this most desperate episode of the Cold War. In the 1950s, Britain’s predominantly Christian moral culture ha ... More

Keywords: Sixties, postwar Britain, secularization, postsecular, cultural revolution, Christianity, Church of England, radicalism, religion, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827009.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Brewitt-Taylor, author
Darby Fellow in Modern History, Lincoln College, Oxford