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Modern spiritualism and the Church of England, 1850-1939

Author: Georgina Byrne
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK : Boydell Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in modern British religious history, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Shows how some of the ideas about the afterlife presented by spiritualism helped to shape popular Christianity in the period.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgina Byrne
ISBN: 9781843835899 1843835894
OCLC Number: 645705229
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Church of England, spiritualism and the "decline " of religious belief. Parameters ; A new history of spiritualism --
Spiritualism in context. the preternatural discourse ; The scientific discourse --
Spiritualism and English common culture. Experimentation at home ; Public séances, meetings and lectures ; Scientific experimentation ; debates about spiritualism ; Proselytising ; Children and spiritualism ; Spiritualist newspapers ; Celebrity spiritualists --
The teachings of spiritualism. A theology of spiritualism ; Antecedents of spiritualism --
The Church of England and the departed c. 1850-1900. Theological and legal debates ; Liturgy, sermons and hymns --
The Church of England and spiritualism. Criticisms of spiritualism ; embracing spiritualism ; The 1939 report --
Re-imagining the afterlife in the twentieth century. Redefining the afterlife in doctrine ; Re-framing the new doctrine --
The negotiation of belief.
Series Title: Studies in modern British religious history, v. 25.
Responsibility: Georgina Byrne.


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A fantastic book. * PSYCHICAL STUDIES * A detailed and interesting study. * CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY * Byrne's book offers a welcome and important addition to the field. Her sources are charming, Read more...

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