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People's Church

A History of the Church of England

People's Church

A History of the Church of England

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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781252505
Number of Pages: 480
Published: 02/03/2023
Width: 12.8 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
'A masterly, vivid and original sketch, not just of the history but of the culture (or cultures) of the Church of England across nearly five centuries.' Rowan Williams, poet and former Archbishop of Canterbury It is hard to comprehend the last 500 years of England's history without understanding the Church of England. From its roots in Catholicism through to the present day, this is the extraordinary history of a familiar but much-misunderstood institution. The Church has frequently been divided between high and low, Evangelical and Anglo-Catholic. For its first 150 years people sacrificed their lives to defend it; the Anglican Church is and has always been defined by its complicated relationship to the state and power. As Jeremy Morris shows, the story of the Church - central to British life - has never been straightforward. Weaving social, political and religious context together with the significance of its music and architecture, A People's Church skilfully illuminates a complex and pre-eminent institution.

The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris

Jeremy Morris is an Anglican priest, academic, and historian specialising in church history. He received his BA and DPhil from Balliol College at Oxford. He is Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and was previously Dean of the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge from 2010-14, and Dean of Trinity Hall from 2001-10. In 2017, he was awarded The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Since 1992, he has published eight books on different aspects of the Church of England. He lives with his family in Cambridge.

A masterly, vivid and original sketch, not just of the history but of the culture (or cultures) of the Church of England across nearly five centuries. It will win the respect and gratitude of specialists, while being compelling reading for a much wider public concerned to understand the collective imagination and memory of England -- Rowan Williams, poet and former Archbishop of Canterbury Dazzling ... To write a history of the Church of England in one volume is a substantial challenge; to have done so successfully and with admirable clarity is no mean feat -- Revd William Davage * Catholic Herald *

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