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Bishops, wives and children : spiritual capital across the generations

Author: Douglas James Davies; Mathew Guest
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007.
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Christianity as a cultural force, whether rising or falling, has seldom been analyzed through the actual processes by which tradition is transmitted, modified, embraced or rejected. This book achieves that end through a study of bishops of the Church of England, their wives and their children, to show how values fostered in the vicarage and palace shape family, work and civic life in a supposedly secular age.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Davies, Douglas James.
Bishops, wives and children.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2006021157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas James Davies; Mathew Guest
ISBN: 9780754684404 0754684407 1281893730 9781281893734
OCLC Number: 319491981
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 207 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Religious leadership in a changing society --
Bishop and church : changing times and institutions --
Changing persons, changing roles --
Suffragan and diocesan bishops --
The place of clergy wives : a 'shared ministry'? --
Growing up clerical --
Clergy children and religious identity --
Clergy children, work and professional identity --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Davies and Mathew Guest.
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