Contested Christianity : the political and social contexts of Victorian theology / Timothy Larsen.

Larsen, Timothy, 1967-
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2004.
viii, 234 p. ; 24 cm.
England -- Church history -- 19th century.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and politics -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Christian sociology -- England -- History -- 19th century.
The social contexts of a private faith
Gender egalitarianism : the Baptist women of the Mill Yard Church
Religious respectability : the Reverend Newman Hall's divorce case
Spiritual exploration : Thomas Cook, Victorian tourists and the Holy Land
The social contexts of a contested faith
Biblical criticism and the crisis of belief : D.F. Strauss's Leben jesu in Britain
Biblical criticism and the desire for reform
Bishop Colenso on the Pentateuch
Biblical criticism and anti-Christian rhetoric
Joseph Barker and the case against the Bible
Biblical criticism and the secularist mentality : Charles Bradlaugh and the case against miracles
The appeal of Victorian apologetics : Thomas Cooper and the case for Christian orthodoxy
The politics of free church polity
Free church ecclesiology : lay representation and the Methodist New Connexion
Free church politics and the gathered church : the evangelical case for religious pluralism
Free church politics and contested memories : the historical case for disestablishment
Free church politics and the British Empire : the Baptist case against Jamaica's colonial governor.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-225) and index.
0918954932 (cloth : alk. paper)
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