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Subscribing to faith? : the Anglican parish magazine 1859-1929

Author: Jane Platt
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Histories of the sacred and the secular 1700-2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book introduces the reader to a subject which, until now, has been almost totally ignored by scholars. Seeking to change the Cinderella status of parish magazines, the book reveals their importance as a source for the studies of both religion and mass-market publishing. Parish magazines usually contained commercially published 'insets', making them a microcosm of the Anglican Church's role as a conduit for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Platt
ISBN: 9781137362438 113736243X
OCLC Number: 903633967
Description: xi, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Inventing the Parish Magazine --
2. Erskine Clarke and Parish Magazine --
3. 'Cheap as well as good': the Economics of Publishing --
4. Editors, Writers and Church Parties, 1871-1918 --
5. Manly Men and Chivalrous Heroes --
6. 'Scribbling Women': Female Authorship of Inset Fiction --
7. Parish Magazine Readers --
8. Stormy Waters: 'How can the waves the bark o'erwhelm, with Christ the Pilot at the Helm?' --
9. The Challenges of Modernity: Scientific Advances and the Great War --
10. Anglican Parish Magazines 1919-1929 and Beyond --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Histories of the sacred and the secular 1700-2000.
Responsibility: Jane Platt, Independent Scholar.

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This book reveals the huge sales and propagandist potential of Anglican parish magazines, while demonstrating the Anglican Church's misunderstanding of the real issues at its heart, and its  Read more...

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