Philanthropy and the Funding of the Church of England, 1856–1914
The changing relationship between the church and its supporters is key to understanding changing religious and social attitudes in Victorian Britain. Using the records of the Anglican Church’s home-missionary organizations, Flew charts the decline in Christian philanthropy and its connection to the growing secularization of society.
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